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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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March 31, 2021

Vance Center Research Featured Prominently at Human Rights Council

The Vance Center’s research on the human right to a healthy environment featured prominently in discussions at the recent meeting of the UN Human Rights Council. Read More

March 31, 2021

Vance Center Engages The Gambian Judiciary in Adjudicating Corruption and Economic Crimes

The Vance Center and the International Center for Transitional Justice convened a workshop for  30 judges in the Gambia, focusing on the importance of transitional justice in fighting corruption... Read More

March 31, 2021

Women in the Profession Program Seeks to Develop in Africa

The Vance Center’s Women In the Profession program  held two webinars among Latin American chapter representatives and Interested African lawyers on how the program might  develop in Africa. ... Read More