Judge Lance M. Africk
United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
THE HONORABLE LANCE M. AFRICK received a Bachelor of Arts and Laws degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1973, and his Jurist Doctorate degree from the University of North Carolina Law School at Chapel Hill in 1975. Following a judicial clerkship, and several years in private practice, Judge Africk served as the Chief of the Career Criminal Bureau for the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office and the Chief of the Criminal Division for the United States Attorney’s office in New Orleans. In 1990, he was appointed a United States Magistrate Judge. On April 17, 2002, he was confirmed as a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Judge Africk is an adjunct professor of law at Tulane University Law School and former president of the Allstate Sugar Bowl. He currently serves on the 5th Circuit Committee on Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions. Judge Africk was also a reviewing author for Moore's Federal Practice/Criminal Procedure Chapters, Third Edition. Judge Africk was appointed by Chief Justice Rehnquist to the Judicial Conference Committee on Criminal Law and he was reappointed to that committee by Chief Justice Roberts, his term ended on October 1, 2011. He was inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame in July, 2011.