Nige­rian-Amer­i­can Imeime Umana elected Pres­i­dent of Har­vard Law Re­view

Financial Nigeria Magazine - - Development -

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.

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