The revered Harvard Law Review has finally elected the first Black woman elected as president, Imelme Umana, Harvard Law student class of 2018. The Review has been publishing since 1887. As you may recall Barack Obama, became the first Black man elected as HLR’s president back in 1990.
“Umana is a doctorate candidate at Harvard Law School, and is most 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,” reported Clutch.
According to the Harvard website, “She is also on the board of Harvard Model Congress Boston, the nation’s oldest government simulation conference run exclusively by undergraduates at Harvard College. During the school year, ImeIme works as a Research Assistant at the Hiphop Archive at the Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. This summer she worked as the Harvard Summer in Washington student coordinator, organizing political events for Harvard interns in DC.”
The Harvard Law Review is a student-run organization whose main purpose is to publish a journal of legal scholarship. While the Review is formally independent of the Harvard Law School, student editors make all editorial and organizational decisions.