Eric Lane

Hofstra University School of Law

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Name: Eric Lane
Total Years as a dean: 4.23
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University Title: Interim Dean and Eric J. Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Public Service
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Current Deanship

Hofstra University School of Law | 2013-01-01 to 2016-05-26 | Duration: 3.40 years

Past Deanship

Hofstra University School of Law | 2012-03-01 to 2012-12-31 | Duration: 0.84 years

Law Degrees

J.D., Fordham University School of Law , 1970

LL.M., New York Law School , 1979

Non-Law Degrees

B.A., Brown University, 1965

M.A., English and American Literature , State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1966


Hofstra University School of Law, 1976-2012, Professor of Law

New York University School of Law, 2006-2012, Senior Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice at


Speaker of the New York City Council, New York, 2002-2005, Special Counsel

Center for Court Innovation, Justice Project, 1998-2001, Consultant

State Temporary Commission on Constitutional Revision, New York, 1993-1995, Counsel

Mayor's Task Force on Charter Implementation, New York, 1990, Chair

New York City Charter Revision Commission, New York, 1987-1989, Counsel and Executive Director

New York State Senate Minority, New York, 1981-1986, Counsel

New York State Sports Authority, New York, 1979-1980, Counsel

Foreign Policy Study Foundation-toward Southern Africa, New York, 1979, Consultant

New York State Assembly Special Task Force , New York, 1976-1977, Counsel

Budd Larner Gross Rosenbaum Greenberg & Sade, Cravath Swaine & Moore, Meyer Souzzi and English, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, New York, 1995-2001, Special Counsel

Reisch Klar & Lane, Mineola, NY, 1972 to1975, Partner

Military Service


Federal Service


State Service


Federal Judgeships


State Judgeships


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