Jeffrey M.  Wice

Jeffrey M. Wice

Adjunct Professor of Law; Director, N.Y. Census and Redistricting Institute, New York Law School

Jeffrey M. Wice has over 40 years of experience working in redistricting, voting rights, and census law. He is considered a national expert on redistricting and has been included in Roll Call’s list of the top 50 Washington policy insiders. Of counsel to the Washington, D.C. law firm Sandler Reiff Lamb Rosenstein & Birkenstock, P.C., Professor Wice has assisted many state legislative leaders, members of Congress, and other state and local government officials on redistricting and voting rights matters across the nation.

During the 1980s, he developed the first national Democratic Party redistricting assistance program, working with state legislative leaders preparing for the 1990 Census and redistricting process. During the 1990s, he served as a counsel to President Bill Clinton’s appointees to the 2000 federal Census Monitoring Board. Since the post-2000 and post-2010 redistricting cycles, Professor Wice served as counsel to the Democratic National Committee and other national redistricting projects.

In New York, he serves as a long-time counsel to the New York State Legislature and has assisted in all congressional and state legislative redistricting processes since the 1980 cycle. In New York City, he served as a counsel to the post-2000 and 2010 City Council redistricting commissions. He is a co-editor of the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) 2020 Redistricting Law Handbook and contributed to the 1990, 2000, and 2010 editions. Professor Wice has also served in several NCSL leadership positions, including on the national Executive Committee and currently as Staff Chair of the Elections and Redistricting Committee. He is a Fellow at the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School and has taught election law at Hofstra Law School and the Touro Law Center.