Imelme Umana Becomes First Black Woman President of the Harvard Law Review.

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Imelme Umana

Imelme Umana, Harvard Law School ’18, has become the first black woman elected to serve as President of the Harvard Law Review.

Umana’s appointment comes 27 years after President Barack Obama become the first black person to head the Review. Among messages of congratulations, many are also predicting possible presidential aspirations for her.

Umana is a Phd candidate at the Harvard Law School and has focused her studies on the intersections between politics and stereotypes of African American women.

In the past, she has worked as a Research Assistant at the Hiphop Archive at the Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, in addition to working as a student coordinator for the the Harvard Summer in Washington program.

The Harvard Law Review is a student-run organization with a 130 year history. The Review is published monthly and considered to be one of the most prestigious law reviews in the country. As president, Umana holds the highest student position at Harvard Law School.

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