Imelme Umana, a doctorate candidate at Harvard Law School, is the first Black woman to be elected as president of one of the most prestigious legal journals in the nation, the Harvard Law Review. In its 130-year-history, the Harvard Law review has only had one other Black president…Barack Obama.

Harvard Law Review is a law review independent of Harvard Law School. It published its first review in 1887. The Alumni of the Harvard Law Review include President of the United States, Supreme Court Justices, and cabinet secretaries amongst others.

Imelme Umana, however, isn’t the first Nigerian to attain this lofty position. Adebayo Ogunlesi, Chairman and and managing partner of Global Infrastructure Partners is the first Nigerian to be voted the President of the Harvard Law Review.

Congratulations, Imelme!