Director of Public Relations
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About Eric Lane
Eric Lane is the Eric J. Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Public Service at Hofstra Law School, where he has been a faculty member since 1976. He teaches courses relating to the structure and processes of government. He has co-authored two texts on legislation and statutory interpretation with the Honorable Abner J. Mikva. He also wrote the book The Genius of America: How the Constitution Saved Our Country — and Why it Can Again (Bloomsbury USA, 2007) with Michael Oreskes, the senior managing editor of the Associated Press. Lane is a senior fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice.
About the Brennan Center for Justice
The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law is a non-partisan public policy and law institution that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice. The center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from racial justice in criminal law to presidential power in the fight against terrorism. A singular institution — part think tank, part public interest law firm, part advocacy group — the Brennan Center combines scholarship, legislative and legal advocacy, and communications to win meaningful, measurable change in the public sector.
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