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THE
VANCE
CENTER

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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September 30, 2020

Vance Center Africa Program Update

The Vance Center's African Legal Fellows participated in several events to conclude their fellowship year: Read More

September 30, 2020

Vance Center Presents Venezuelan Victim Testimony to Inter-American Court of Human Rights

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights recently held a virtual proceeding to consider testimony from two victims in the case Mota Abarullo and others v. Venezuela. The case concerns the death o... Read More

July 30, 2020

Vance Center Supports Guatemalan Civil Society Coalition Against Restrictions on NGOs

The New York City Bar Association recently issued a press release on the report Guatemala: Revisions to the Law on Non-Governmental Organizations, produced by the international law firm Paul Weis... Read More