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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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December 20, 2021

Vance Center Launches South Africa Project

The Vance Center and the South African Fellows Legal Network (SALFN), in partnership with the U.S. Mission to South Africa, convened a virtual meeting to launch a new project addressing the gende... Read More

December 20, 2021

Vance Center Supports Report on Solitary Confinement

The Vance Center and the international law firm Weil managed the production of a report regarding the regulation of solitary confinement worldwide on behalf of Professor Juan E. Mendez of the Ant... Read More

November 30, 2021

Guatemalan Judges Visit the Vance Center

Members of the Guatemalan Association of Judges for Integrity (AGJI) visited the New York City Bar Association building to meet with members of the Vance Center Committee, the Association’s Int... Read More