Nigerian Harvard Law student, Imelme Umana, has been elected as the first black woman president of the Harvard Law Review.
The 2014 graduate of Harvard College has matched the record set in 1990 by former US president Barack Obama as the first black male president of the HLR.
Her election was made known via the Twitter account of Harvard Law School’s black law students’ association.
Umana graduated from Harvard College in 2014, and she is now a doctorate candidate at Harvard law school.
She has served as chair of the community action committee and is also a board member of the Harvard model congress Boston.
The Harvard Law Review president is elected by the editorial board of the independent, student-run publication, which was founded in 1887.