Assistant Dean for International and Non-J.D. Programs at Fordham Law School in New York City, where she is director of the International Judicial Research and Training program and co-director of the Summer Institute in New York City. She has also served as Director of Graduate and International Programs at Cardozo Law School and as Associate Director of the Global Law School Program at NYU School of Law.

Dean Fine is past chair of the Section on Post-Graduate Legal Education, the Section on International Legal Exchange, and the Section on Legal Education for Foreign Lawyers of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). Dean Fine is a founding member of the Board of Directors of Lawyers without Borders and is the first American to serve on the Board of the German American Lawyers Association.

Dean Fine was associated with the law firm of Crowell & Moring in Washington, D.C., where her practice focused on commercial and administrative litigation. A graduate of Duke Law School and the State University of New York, Dean Fine travels extensively and has taught or lectured in numerous countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Italy, Japan, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, and Vietnam.

She is the author of numerous articles on a wide range of topics published in the United States and abroad, as well as two books: American Legal Systems: A Resource and Reference Guide (Lexis 1997) and An Introduction to the Anglo-American Legal System (Thompson 2007), which has been translated into Italian, Korean, and Portuguese