For the first time, Indian-American woman elected as president of Harvard Law Review

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Apsara A Iyer, a second year student at Harvard Law School, has been elected as the President of the prestigious Harvard Law Review.

An overview of the news

  • Apsara A Iyer, 29, has become the first woman to be named to the post in the prestigious publication's 136-year-long history.

  • Iyer will replace Priscilla Coronado.

  • Iyer was elected the 137th president of the Harvard Law Review, which was founded in 1887 and is one of the oldest student-run legal scholarship publications.

  • The Law Review, operated under the Harvard Law School, is an organisation that reviews and selects articles published in the legal field.

Who Is Apsara Iyer?

  • She graduated from Yale in 2016 with a B A in Economics and Math, and Spanish.

  • She then did an MPhil at Oxford as a Clarendon Scholar because of his dedication to archeology and indigenous communities.

  • In 2018, Iyer joined the Manhattan District Attorney's Antiquities Trafficking Unit (ATU) which tracks down stolen art and artifacts.

  • She has previously been a contributor to the Law School's Harvard Human Rights Journal and the National Security Journal.

  • She is also a member of the South Asian Law Students Association.

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