Nigerian-American Imeime Umana elected President of Harvard Law Review
Nigerian-American, Imeime Umana, has emerged as the first black female president of the Harvard Law Review, an influential legal journal published by a student group at the Harvard Law School. Umana will serve as the 131st president of the publication, joining the ranks of prominent former presidents including former United States President Barack Obama.
Established by Louis D. Brandeis in 1887, the Harvard Law Review is one of the most cited and oldest student-edited law journals in the United States. 24-year-old Umana takes over the helms of the HLR from Michael L. Zuckerman, the outgoing president.
“Imeime's election as the Law Review's first female black president is historic,” Zuckerman wrote.
Imeime was born to Nigerian immigrant parents originally from Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria. She graduated with a BA in Joint Concentration in African American Studies and Government from Harvard University in 2014. She is currently working on a Doctor of Law degree (Class of 2018) at the Harvard Law School.