ImeIme Umana Takes the Helm as President of Harvard Law Review

February 1, 2017
ImeIme Umana

One of our recent graduates, ImeIme Umana (’14), has been named the first Black woman to edit the Harvard Law Review.  ImeIme was a brilliant joint concentrator (with Government) in the African American Studies track who received a Hoopes Prize for her thesis on “Racial Burden vs. Electoral Integrity: An Empirical Study of the Texas Voter Identification Law.”  

She worked at the Hip Hop Archive and Research Institute in the Hutchins Center and was President of the student led Institute of Politics.  What is more, Imeme was awarded departmental honors as the recipient of the AAAS Peter Gomes Prize which recognizes “social responsibility through public service and potential for distinguished contributions to the public good”.

Here is link to the Crimson article on her election:

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2017/1/31/imeime-umana-law-review/

ImeIme’s achievement has, of course, made national and international news as well:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/02/27/harvard-law-review-breaks-barrier-with-election-black-woman-president/jrkByeyvrGKDuMNau9PeZM/story.html

http://www.wbur.org/edify/2017/01/30/harvard-law-review-elects-its-first-black-woman-president

http://www.vibe.com/2017/02/first-black-woman-harvard-law-review-president/

http://www.africanews.com/2017/02/01/nigerian-matches-obama-elected-first-black-female-president-of-harvard-law/

This position, as you will recall, was once held by the 44th President of the United States, Barack H. Obama.

Congratulations to Imeme!

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