Black excellence

‪Nigerian law student becomes first black woman to serve as president of the Harvard Law Review‬

HIGHEST POSITION: Ima

HIGHEST POSITION: Imelme Umana

NIGERIAN LAW student, Imelme Umana, has been elected as the first black woman president of the Harvard Law Review.

Imelme, who is a doctorate candidate at Harvard Law School class ’18, is also a board member of the Harvard Model Congress Boston and a research assistant at the school’s hip-hop archive at the Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research.

As the Harvard Law Review president, Imelme holds the highest position in the school.

“Congrats to Imelme Umana, HLS ’18, on her selection as President of the Harvard Law Review. 1st black woman to serve as President. ‪#Herstory‬,” Harvard Law School’s black law students’ association announced on Twitter.

Former US president, Barack Obama, became the first black president of Harvard Law Review in 1990.

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