Emeritus Professor of law
“By putting our laws into historical perspective students learn not only the facts that make up the law but also the context from which our laws come. Context and perspective allow the law to come to life and have meaning and relevance to the issues and people the law is meant to protect.”
Professor Salzberg is often used as a resource by practicing attorneys in the Twin Cities. He joined the faculty after teaching at San Fernando College of Law.
Prior to becoming a legal educator, he was a staff attorney for California Indian Legal Services and staff attorney and director for the Canoga Park office of San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services. He also has been a visiting professor at Indiana University School of Law and Willamette University College of Law.
Salzberg’s research interests include water law, medieval property law, and Fifth Amendment “takings” jurisprudence. He has written and presented about water rights, water law, landlord-tenant law, and environmental law concerns for businesses. He is an active member in the Sierra Club, the Minnesota Ground Water Association and the American Society for Legal History.