Albany Law School Government Law Center Launches New Blog on Government Reform

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Written by Albany Law School professors and attorneys, the blog covers government reform at the state and local level across the United States.

The Government Law Center (GLC) at Albany Law School has launched a new blog, Government Reform (, to provide information and analysis on myriad issues related to government structural and service delivery reform. Written by Albany Law School professors and attorneys working at the GLC, the blog covers government reform at the state and local level across the United States.

Although only a few weeks old, the blog has published dozens of posts on a variety of timely government reform topics, including social impact bonds, public private partnerships, mandate relief and tax caps. The blog has already gained a number of followers from all over the world, with comments posted from other countries such as Australia, and its information has been reposted by a number of readers.

"The launch of the Government Reform blog is a logical continuation of the GLC's long-standing research agenda on many aspects government reform," said Albany Law School Associate Dean and GLC Director Patricia Salkin. "Since the 1990s the center has engaged in national research and produced considerable scholarship on legal aspects of state and local government reform. This blog provides a vehicle to share our ongoing research in another format that is digestible and inviting to the public."

Dean Salkin continued, "The GLC has committed to focus on government reform efforts over the next couple of years, with a number of programmatic initiatives soon to be announced."

The blog is the latest addition to an expansive portfolio of online work by the GLC, including blogs that address public authorities ( and land use (

The GOVERNMENT LAW CENTER of Albany Law School is the first and most comprehensive government law program at any ABA-approved law school in the country. The center also serves as a legal and policy research resource for all levels of government. The center conducts educational programs and research on a wide range of topics both on its own initiative and at the request of government agencies and other organizations. Visit

ALBANY LAW SCHOOL is a small, independent private school in the heart of New York state’s capital since 1851. As the oldest law school in New York and the oldest independent law school in the nation, the institution offers students an innovative, rigorous curriculum taught by a committed faculty. Several nationally recognized programs—including the Government Law Center and the Albany Law Clinic & Justice Center—provide opportunities for students to apply classroom learning. Students have access to New York's highest court, federal courts, the executive branch and the state legislature. With more than 9,000 alumni practicing in every state in the country, and several continents, the employment rate for graduates has been well above the national average for law schools for the past 30 years. Visit

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