Sunday, February 4, 2007
This weekend, the editors of the Harvard Law Review elected Andrew Manuel Crespo President, the equivalent of editor in chief, of the Harvard Law Review. Crespo, the Review's 121st president, was elected from a slate of five candidates. A member of La Alianza, Harvard Law School's Latino student group, he is the first Latina/o President of the Harvard Law Review.
According to the Harvard Crimson (here), Crespo's parents are Puerto Rican. A native of Monroe, New York, he is a graduate of Harvard College (2005) with an A.B. in Social Studies. The Crimson reported that Crespo will make one of his top priorities to increase the diversity on the Law Review to improve outreach.
Presidential candidate Barack Obama was the first African American elected to President of the Harvard Law Review (1991). His election was the subject of recent articles in the L.A. Times and N.Y. Times. Susan Estrich, an influential law professor at USC, was the first woman President of the Law Review (1978).
The Law Review, founded in 1887 by future Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, is an entirely student-edited journal with the largest circulation of any law journal in the world.