Imelme Umana, first Black Woman to serve as President of the Harvard Law Review.

This Harvard law student just became the first Black woman to serve as President of the Harvard Law Review.

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Meet ImeIme Umana. She is currently a law student at Harvard University, one of the most prestigious programs in the world. Yesterday, news broke of her making history, becoming the first Black woman to serve as President of the Harvard Law Review. In 2014, Umana earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Joint Concentration in African American Students and Government from Harvard. In 2018, she’ll finish with her Doctor of Law (J.D.) from Harvard as well.

In 2012, Umana’s work was published at the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC.) The report takes a critical look at the current state of civic health in Massachusetts and understands current trends and rates of participation relative to the nation.

Previously, Umana has served as Associate Editor for the Harvard Undergraduate Law Review, Chair of Community Action COmmity with Harvard University Institute of Politics and President of Student Advisory Committee.

Congratulations on becoming the first ImeIme!

What do you think took Harvard so long to appoint the first Black woman as President of the Harvard Law Review?
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