– Meet The Nigerian Lady Who Is The First Black Woman President of Harvard Law School.
The Harvard Law Review is a law review published by an independent student group atHarvard Law School.
It is published monthly from November through June, with the November issue dedicated to covering the previous year’s term of the Supreme Court of the United States.
The journal also publishes the online-only Harvard Law Review Forum, a rolling journal of scholarly responses to the main journal’s content.
The law review is one of three honors societies at the law school, along with the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and the Board of Student Advisors.
Students who are selected for more than one of these three organizations may only join one.
The prestigious Harvard Law Review elected its first black woman president in its 130-year history.
Ime Ime Umanah, 24, from Abak Local Government in Akwa Ibom State is a daughter of Late Dr. Ime Sampson Umanah, a Nigerian immigrant.
She grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She’s a joint degree candidate at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Umana was chosen by the Harvard Law Review’s 92 student editors in what is widely considered the highest-ranked position that a student can have at the cut-throat law school.
She is the first African-American woman to lead a journal that has the largest reach of any law journal in the world.
The difficult election process required a thorough dissection of her work and application, and a 12-hour long deliberation of her portfolio.
Receiving support and praise from students and professors, Barack H. Obama was named the 104th president of the Harvard Law Review, becoming the legal journal’s first Black leader.
The election, which drew national media attention, puts Obama in charge of a staff of 80 which edits and publishes articles by legal authorities eight times per year.
The first black man to be elected president was Barack Obama 27 years ago, while it has been 41 years since the first woman, Susan Estrich, was elected.