Nigerian student becomes first black female president of Harvard Law Review
Imelme Umana has made Nigerians as well as African at large proud by emerging the first black woman president of the Harvard Law Review, thereby having a closer hit to the record that was set in 1990 by former US President, Barack Obama, who was the first black male president of the HLR.
She graduated from Harvard College in 2014 with an A.B. in African American Studies and Government. She is a joint degree candidate with Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Last summer, she interned at the Bronx Defenders and will be interning at the Public Defender Service for D.C. this upcoming summer.
As a Ph.D candidate, she is interested in the intersection between government and African American studies by exploring how stereotypes of black women are reproduced and reinforced in American political discourse.
The Havard Law Review, founded in 1887 by future Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, is an entirely student-edited journal usually published monthly from November through June, it has also emerged the largest circulation of any law journal in the world.