Harvard Law Review elects Priscila Coronado ’23 as its 136th president

A woman in a grey coat stands in front of a building on the Harvard Law School campus.

Credit: Lorin Granger/HLS Staff Photographer Priscila Coronado ’23

The Harvard Law Review has elected Priscila Coronado ’23 as its 136th president. Coronado succeeds Hassaan Shahawy ’22.

“Priscila is a rigorous scholar and a passionate advocate. From the start, she has impressed her fellow editors with her remarkable intelligence, profound humility, and deep commitment to service. Her values represent the very best of the Review. I cannot wait to see what Volume 136 will achieve under her inspiring leadership,” said Shahawy.

Coronado was born and raised in Downey, California, a suburb in southeast Los Angeles. The youngest daughter of two Mexican immigrants, Coronado became the first in her family to attend college. She graduated, magna cum laude, from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in three years, earning a B.A. in English with college honors, departmental honors, and Phi Beta Kappa. Coronado was the Community Advocacy Program coordinator at the Disability Rights Legal Center before beginning her J.D. She is also a member of La Alianza and First Class.

“Hassaan’s intellectual prowess and humility are unmatched. He was given the unenviable task of guiding the Review through an unpredictable and challenging year, but he served Volumes 135 and 136 with grace. I will do my best to follow in his footsteps and build on the work he did this year,” said Coronado.

The Law Review, founded in 1887 by future Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, LL.B. 1887, is an entirely student-edited journal with the largest circulation of any law journal in the world. It is published monthly from November through June.

[Read a related Q&A with Priscila Coronado ’23 on Harvard Law Today]