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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September 27, 2018

Vance Center Organizes International Conference on Women’s Incarceration

Dr. Kathy Boudin, Conference Keynote Speaker & Center for Justice at Columbia University (USA) (Right), Caroline Bispo, Associação Elas Existem (Brazil) (Middle), Deanne Benos, The Women... Read More

September 27, 2018

Vance Center Pursues Keep Families Together Initiative in Central America

Director of Pro Bono Partnerships Jorge Escobedo traveled to Honduras and Guatemala to promote the “Keep Families Together” initiative, the Vance Center’s response to the immigrant child se... Read More

September 27, 2018

Vance Partners with USAID’s Power Africa

The Vance Center has agreed with Power Africa, a program of the U.S. Agency for International Development, to expand the African Legal Fellows Program to include Power Africa Legal Fellows and th... Read More

December 6, 2018 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

The Challenge of Elections at Home and Abroad: Making Democracy Great (Again)

Rokey Suleman, currently executive director of elections for Richland County in South Carolina, has worked overseas on elections in places including Egypt, Russia, Afghanistan, Montenegro, Macedo... Please Register Here