Margaret Adkins, BS

Adjunct faculty, the donald everett axinn Division of social sciences


  • JD, Albany Law School
  • BS (2), Syracuse University

Courses taught

  • Criminology; Evidence; Drugs, Crime and Justice; American Courts

academic Research/interests

Judicial ethics, selection of judiciary, effectiveness of counsel representing poor defendants, legal history

areas of expertise

Criminal and civil practice, land use and zoning, the judiciary, business law, consumer law

Why I teach

I teach because I enjoy sharing knowledge and subject matter with young people and appreciate their interest and curiosity. Seeing students grow and become ready to "join the world" is extremely satisfying.

Favorite Book

The Help by Kathryn Stockett (it was so hard to choose)

Favorite FILM

Rear Window

Best part of being at SVC

The welcoming attitude of staff, faculty and students.