The Harvard Law Review has elected Lauren Beck ’20 as its 133rd president. Beck succeeds Michael Thomas ’19.
“The Law Review is incredibly fortunate to have Lauren at the helm. She has consistently impressed her peers with her brilliance, thoughtfulness, and dedication to the institution. It has been my sincere honor to get to know Lauren over the course of the past year, and I am so excited to see all the ways that the Law Review will thrive under her leadership,” said Thomas.
Beck was born in Northern California and raised in San Francisco. She graduated from Columbia University in 2014 with a B.A. in English Literature. Before her time at Harvard Law School, Beck worked at Codecademy, a New York-based education startup. Last summer, she worked as an intern at the Justice Collaborative. She will be a summer associate at Munger, Tolles & Olson this summer.
“Michael has led the Law Review with compassion, humility, and skill. His exceptional tenure is a testament to his character, and to his remarkable intellect,” Beck said. “Michael and his volume leave our scholarship and our internal community more ambitious, more cohesive, and simply stronger. I’m grateful for the chance, alongside the brilliant editors in our volume, to follow their example.”
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.