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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May 31, 2022

Vance Center Co-Hosts Workshops on the Escazú Agreement

The Vance Center Environment Program co-hosted workshops over two days with the Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network – WECAN International for the benefit of WECAN’s network of women and ... Read More

May 31, 2022

Vance Center Supports Indigenous Women and Maternal Health in Peru

The Human Rights and Access to Justice Program recently submitted an amicus brief before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, challenging Peru’s failure to comply with its obligations... Read More

April 29, 2022

Vance Center Co-Sponsors Diversity Event on The Power of General Counsels

The Women in the Profession program co-hosted with TelevisaUnivision, AbogadasMX, and SoftBank Latin America Fund a hybrid event entitled “The Power of General Counsel's in Promoting Diversity ... Read More