- Former U.S. President Barack Obama was the first African descendant to be elected president of the Harvard Review in 1990
- Umanah is the first African-American woman to lead a journal that has the largest reach of any law journal in the world
The prestigious Harvard Law Review elected Ime Ime Umanah, a Nigerian-American as its first Black woman president in its 130-year history.
Ms Umanah, 24, is from Abak Local Government in Akwa Ibom State, south eastern Nigeria. She is the daughter of Late Dr. Ime Sampson Umanah, a Nigerian immigrant. She grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
She’s a joint degree candidate at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Umana was chosen by the Harvard Law Review’s 92 student editors in what is widely considered the highest-ranked position that a student can have at the prestigious law school.
She is the first African-American woman to lead a journal that has the largest reach of any law journal in the world.
according to reports, the difficult election process required a thorough dissection of her work and application, and a 12-hour long deliberation of her portfolio.
It has been 41 years since the first woman, Susan Estrich, was elected.
The first black man to be elected was President Barack Obama 27 years ago.
NEWS/PHOTO SOURCE: News Agencies | LindaIkejisBlog