The Vance Center provides pro bono legal representation to dozens of social justice organizations and engages hundreds of law firms in this worldwide work, while promoting diversity in the legal profession.

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Areas Of Practice

We provide pro bono legal representation worldwide to dozens of NGOs and international governmental bodies in three areas: human rights and access to justice; environment; and good governance.

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Our Programs

The Vance Center engages lawyers in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the United States, to enhance diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, as well as pursue social justice through pro bono practice.

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May 30, 2019

Vance Center Launches Research Project in Sierra Leone on Women’s Incarceration

Vance Center Programs Director Marie-Claude Jean-Baptiste and Pro Bono Practice Fellow Sam Bookman traveled to Freetown, Sierra Leone, to kick off a research project on the causes and consequence... Read More

May 30, 2019

Vance Center Environment Program Helps Protect Rivers in India

The Environment Program assisted International Rivers in its efforts to preserve free flowing rivers in Sikkim, a state in northeast India. Read More

May 30, 2019

Vance Center Pursues Activities in Mexico

Latin American Policy Manager Jaime Chávez Alor met in Mexico City with a member of the Lawyers Council for Civil and Economic Rights, as well as other Vance Center partners, initiatives related... Read More