Nigerian become 1st black female President of the Harvard Law Review

 

Imelme Umana has become the first female president of the Harvard Law Review, a post previously occupied  by former United States President Barack Obama in 1990.

Imelme a PhD candidate  who  belongs to the 2018 Harvard Law School class, joins the Review as the 131st President, for which  7 US Supreme Court judges have previously held the post.

According to its website, ‘‘The Harvard Law Review is a student-run organization whose primary purpose is to publish a journal of legal scholarship.” As the President, Ms. Umana will supervise over  90 student editors and permanent staff of the Review and ensure communication with writers, including senior faculty members.

 

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