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July 23, 2019 Section News

Patty Salkin Receives Kate Stoneman Award

Patricia E. Salkin is provost of the graduate and professional divisions of Touro College—the first woman to hold that position. She was previously the first woman to serve as dean of the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. Ms. Salkin joined Touro after more than two decades as a faculty member and administrator at Albany Law School, where she led the Government Law Center as it grew into a nationally recognized academic and policy institute. At Albany Law, she was instrumental in promoting the legacy of Kate Stoneman as a founding member of the Stoneman Committee and the editor of the book Pioneering Women Lawyers: From Kate Stoneman to the Present; she also played a significant role in securing the law school’s endowed Stoneman Chair.

A pioneer in her practice area, she was the first—and is still the only—woman to serve as the author of two multi-volume treatises on land use and zoning law and has been described as “a champion for women” and “a mentor to hundreds, effecting change and advancing opportunities for others throughout her career” by ensuring they are invited to speak at programs and given opportunities to publish in her books and newsletters. She is a longstanding liaison to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, and a recipient of NYSBA’s Ruth G. Shapiro Memorial Award for Women in the Law.

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