(Voice-Online.UK) A NIGERIAN law student at Harvard University has been announced as 131st President of the Harvard Law Review (HLR).
Imelme Umana becomes the first black female president of the HLR and occupies a post that was held by former United States President Barack Obama, who incidentally was also the first black man to be elected US president.
Obama served as President of the 104th volume of the review in 1991, and Umana belongs to the 2018 Harvard Law School group. About 7 US Supreme Court judges have also previously held the post.
According to its website, “The Harvard Law Review is a student-run organisation whose primary purpose is to publish a journal of legal scholarship. The Review comes out monthly from November through June and has roughly 2,500 pages per volume.”
“The organisation is formally independent of the Harvard Law School. Student editors make all editorial and organisational decisions and, together with a professional business staff of three, carry out day-to-day operations.”
The Black Law Students Association of the school also took to their twitter handle to congratulate Umana on her feat. They particularly mentioned the fact that she was the first black woman to be elected.
In addition to this, another young Nigerian young woman from the same Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, made history at Harvard as the Editor of Harvard Public Health Journal. Sifon Udeme Ndon graduated from the prestigious university in May 2013, with a degree in Neurobiology and is now in medical school.