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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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June 27, 2019

Vance Center Joins Power Africa to Host its Private Sector Partners

Power Africa and the Vance Center convened a roundtable for Power Africa’s New York-based private sector partners to discuss the legal environment for the energy sector in Africa with the Power... Read More

June 27, 2019

Vance Center Contributes to Chilean Supreme Court’s Landmark Environmental Ruling

The Chilean Supreme Court handed down a historic ruling in an appeal brought by the residents of the towns of Quintero and Puchancaví, where pollution caused the hospitalization of over 1,300 p... Read More

May 30, 2019

Vance Center Launches Research Project in Sierra Leone on Women’s Incarceration

Vance Center Programs Director Marie-Claude Jean-Baptiste and Pro Bono Practice Fellow Sam Bookman traveled to Freetown, Sierra Leone, to kick off a research project on the causes and consequence... Read More