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27years After Barack Obama, Nigerian Becomes First Female Editor Of Harvard Law Review

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Imelme Umana from Akwa Ibom State has emerged the First Black Woman to be elected as President of Harvard’s Law Review.

Her feat is coming after 27years when former US President, Barack Obama held same position, when he became the First Black in the College’s history.

Umana graduated from Haervard College in 2014. She has served as chair of Community Action Committee and is also a Board Member of the Harvard Model Congress, Boston.

She is a Doctorate candidate at Harvard Law School. Her interest is “interested in the intersection between government and African American studies by exploring how stereotypes of black women are reproduced and reinforced in American political discourse,” according to a report by Clutch.

In 2013, Umana worked as a criminal law investigative intern for the public defender’s office in Washington, D.C, US.

The Harvard Law Review president is elected by the editorial board of the independent, student-run publication, which was founded in 1887.

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