Steven Lance is a Policy Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (“LDF”), where he works to advance and defend voting rights and racial equity through legislation and policy change. Previously, he worked on voting rights cases as a member of LDF’s litigation team.
In 2018, Steven joined LDF as a Yale Law School Public Interest Fellow. In that role, he primarily focused on voting-rights litigation and advocacy, which remain a focus for Steven. His work as a YLS Public Interest Fellow included advocacy in response to poll closures, purges, and other laws and practices that impact the voting rights of Black people and other people of color in various states. Steven was an LDF Summer Legal Intern in 2017.
Steven is originally from California. He received a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
Steven is a member of the New York State Bar.