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Akwa Ibom lady, Ime Ime Umanah emerges first Black woman president of Harvard


The prestigious Harvard Law Review has elected its first Black woman president in its 130-year history.

Ime Ime Umanah is a 24-year-old young woman from Abak Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State, she is a daughter of Late Dr Ime Sampson Umanah, a Nigerian immigrant.

She grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She is a joint degree candidate at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Ime was chosen by the Harvard Law Review’s 92 student editors in what is widely considered the highest-ranked position that a student can have at the cut-throat law school.

She is the first African-American woman to lead a journal that has the largest reach of any law journal in the world.

The difficult election process required a thorough dissection of her work and application and a 12-hour long deliberation of her portfolio.

The first Black man to be elected president was Barack Obama 27 years ago, while it has been 41 years since the first woman, Susan Estrich, was elected.

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