It’s turning out to be a banner year for Black law students trailblazing to the top of the masthead at flagship law reviews.
At least eight such law journals have elected their first-ever Black editors-in-chief this cycle, in what could be a sign that legal education’s renewed diversity efforts are yielding results and that law students are taking steps to combat their own internal biases. It looks to be the single-largest cohort of groundbreaking Black law review leaders on record, according to research compiled by Wake Forest University law professor Gregory Parks. Notably, seven of the eight incoming Black editors are women.
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