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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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November 25, 2019

Vance Center Advises UN Expert in Global Environmental Study

The Vance Center has advised United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment David Boyd, as he prepares to deliver a report soon to the UN Human Rights Council. Read More

November 25, 2019

Vance Center Welcomes New African Legal Fellows

The Vance Center is continuing its flagship African Legal Fellows Program for the 18th year and its partnership with Power Africa for the second year, welcoming new Fellows at law firms in New Yo... Read More

November 25, 2019

Vance Center Strengthens Support for Investigative Journalism

With a grant from the Open Society Foundations Program in Independent Journalism, the Vance Center has expanded efforts to provide pro bono legal assistance to investigative journalism organizati... Read More