Michael Thomas ’19 elected 132nd Harvard Law Review president

Credit: Lorin Granger/Harvard Law School Staff Photographer Michael L. Thomas, Jr. ’19

The Harvard Law Review has elected Michael Thomas ’19 as its 132nd president. Thomas succeeds ImeIme Umana ’18.

“Michael is a gifted editor who is adored by his peers,” said Umana. “Since meeting him last year, Michael has consistently struck me as unusually brilliant and deeply kind. His commitment to the Law Review and thoughtful approach to legal scholarship will enrich our organization. I am eager to see the Law Review flourish under Michael’s leadership this year.”

Born in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Thomas was raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. He graduated from Princeton University in 2012 with a B.A. in Sociology. Before his time at Harvard Law School, Thomas worked in the Mayor’s Office of New York City in the office of the Counsel to the Mayor. Last summer, he was a summer associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and will be a summer associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz this upcoming summer. He is an alumnus of the New York City based Prep for Prep program.

“ImeIme and her volume have set the bar high,” said Thomas. “ImeIme’s tenure as president has been exemplary and that is simply a testament to her deep intellect and compassion. The Law Review is a stronger institution today because of her leadership and nothing could have prepared me better for the role than following her lead. I’m incredibly honored to be following in her footsteps and am looking forward to the work ahead.”

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.