The revered Harvard Law Review has finally elected its first Black woman, Nigeria’s Imelme Umana, as president after 130 years.
— Harvard BLSA (@HarvardBLSA) January 30, 2017
It would be recalled that former US President Barack Obama became the first black man elected as HLR’s president back in 1990.
Umana is a doctorate candidate at Harvard Law School.
According to the Harvard website, “Umana is also on the board of Harvard Model Congress Boston, the nation’s oldest government simulation conference run exclusively by undergraduates at Harvard College. During the school year, ImeIme works as a Research Assistant at the Hiphop Archive at the Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. This summer she worked as the Harvard Summer in Washington student coordinator, organizing political events for Harvard interns in DC.”
The Harvard Law Review is a student-run organization whose primary purpose is to publish a journal of legal scholarship. The Review comes out monthly from November through June and has roughly 2,500 pages per volume. The organization is formally independent of the Harvard Law School. Student editors make all editorial and organizational decisions and, together with a professional business staff of three, carry out day-to-day operations.