Dr. Lane is the Dean and Eric J. Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Public Service School Of Law Hofstra University. He is the coauthor with Michael Oreskes, managing editor for U.S. news for the Associated Press, ofThe Genius of America: How the Constitution Saved the Country and Why It Can Again. Dean Lane is well-known beyond the Hofstra campus for his work in public service. He has previously served as the senior fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. In that role, he wrote the report (with Meg Barnette) A Report Card on New York’s Civic Literacy, which was published in April 2011.