Steven Lance is a Litigation Fellow at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), where he primarily works on voting-rights matters.
Since October of 2018, he has been supporting a litigation team representing a student organization and students at a historically Black university in Texas who have been denied access to on-campus early voting in Allen v. Waller County. Steven is also contributing to active investigations related to voting rights and redistricting.
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 has a Bachelor’s in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and received his J.D. from Yale Law School. Prior to law school, he lived and worked in San Francisco.
Steven is a member of the New York State Bar.