Imelme Umana Is 2017 President of the Harvard Law Review

The esteemed  Harvard Law Review has elected the first Black woman elected as president, Imelme Umana, Harvard Law student class of 2018.

According to the Harvard website, “She is also on the board of Harvard Model Congress Boston, the nation’s oldest government simulation conference run exclusively by undergraduates at Harvard College. During the school year, Imelme works as a Research Assistant at the Hiphop Archive at the Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. She also worked as the Harvard Summer in Washington student coordinator, organizing political events for Harvard interns in DC.”

The Harvard Law Review  is a student-run organization whose main purpose is to publish a journal of legal scholarship. While the Review is formally independent of the Harvard Law School, student editors make all editorial and organizational decisions.

Umana is a doctorate candidate at Harvard Law School, and is most 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.

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