Dr. James Thomas Tucker is Senior Special Counsel for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, D.C. A founding member of the Native American Voting Rights Coalition, he served as Pro Bono Voting Rights Counsel to the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) for fifteen years and co-led NARF’s efforts on the 2020 Census. He has taught as an Adjunct Professor at UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law and the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University, with numerous publications on the census, voting rights and minority access. A past Chair of the Indian Law Section of the Arizona Bar, he continues outreach and engagement with Native American organizations and tribes on annual and periodic census surveys. Dr. Tucker holds Doctor of the Science of Laws (S.J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, Order of the Coif, from the University of Florida, a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) degree from the University of Oklahoma, and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in history from the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University.