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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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

December 20, 2018

The Year of the Woman: Vance Center Joins Global Movement on Women’s Rights

Even before the recent mid-term elections, many media dubbed 2018 “the year of the woman”. Women’s rights and gender equality dominated the agenda in the public and private spheres as an un... Read More

November 29, 2018

Vance Center’s Africa Program Team Hosts USAID Power Africa Team

The Vance Center hosted two representatives of Power Africa, David Stonehill, the Enabling Environment Team Leader, and Jonathan Ng, Attorney Advisor. Power Africa is a whole-of-U.S. Government i... Read More