Harvard Law Review Elects New President

The Harvard Law Review has elected second-year student Thiru Vignarajah as its 118th president. Vignarajah was elected from a slate of ten candidates.

A 1998 graduate of Yale, Vignarajah also holds a master’s degree in medical ethics and law from Kings College, London. Prior to attending HLS, he spent three years working as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company.

“Thiru has done tremendous work throughout the fall, and he has demonstrated his dedication, intelligence, and integrity to his peers,” said Daniel Kirschner, the outgoing president. “The Law Review is in excellent hands and can look forward to a great year under his leadership.”

Vignarajah highlighted the many achievements of the Review during Kirschner’s year as president. On campus, the Review organized the fall Supreme Court forum and is planning an upcoming symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.

“Daniel and his class have made a positive and indelible mark on legal scholarship and our organization,” Vignarajah said. “I have the honor of working with and drawing from a thoughtful and immensely talented group of editors. The Law Review is an institution with a 117-year tradition of excellence in legal scholarship. With the abilities and unflinching commitment of our editors, I am confident that we will fulfill our charge as torchbearers of that tradition.”

Substantively, the year’s volume features, among other works, a critically acclaimed Supreme Court issue featuring pieces by Harvard Law School Professor Lani Guinier and Yale Law Professor Robert Post; the special upcoming symposium issue commemorating the Brown decision; and articles exploring such wide-ranging subjects as the tension between equal protection jurisprudence and disparate impact in employment discrimination law, and the abolition and reinstatment of judicial review in early-nineteenth-century Kentucky. In the area of student writing, the volume includes notes and comments on topics ranging from corporate law to law and literature.