A young lady from Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria, named ImeIme Umana was yesterday elected as the first black woman to serve as President of the Harvard Law Review.
Congrats to Imelme Umana, HLS ’18, on her selection as President of the Harvard Law Review. 1st black woman to serve as President. #Herstory pic.twitter.com/liqu40K4Va
— Harvard BLSA (@HarvardBLSA) January 30, 2017
As an undergraduate, she focused on government and African-American studies, while working at Harvard’s Hiphop Archive & Research Institute and serving as president of the university’s Institute of Politics.
Umana also worked as a criminal law investigative intern for the public defender’s office in Washington, D.C., an experience that, she said in 2013, opened her eyes to injustice.
The president is usually elected by the editorial board of the independent, student-run publication, which was founded in 1887. Barack Obama had also made history as the first black man elected to that post.
Congratulations to ImeIme Umana, the 131st President of the Harvard Law Review.
— Harvard Law Review (@HarvLRev) January 30, 2017
ImeIme Umana is now the 131st President of Havard Law Review.