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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February 27, 2019

Vance Center African Legal Fellows Speak at Linklaters Panel

Linklaters hosted a panel presentation by the Vance Center’s African Legal Fellows, organized by the firm’s Black Affinity Network of the Americas, commemorating Black History Month.   The ... Read More

February 27, 2019

AMAmericas update

AMAmericas is the informal alliance of pro bono lawyers working since 2012 to secure the right for marriage equality in Latin American countries. Founded by a group of lawyers led by Hunter Carte... Read More

December 20, 2018

Vance Center Supports Global Pact for the Environment

The Vance Center throughout 2018 has assisted the World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature in its efforts to promote the Draft Global... Read More