The Harvard Law Review has elected second-year student Bert I. Huang as its 116th President. Huang, 27, was elected Saturday night, from a slate of seven candidates, after ten hours of debate.

Before coming to the Law School, Huang spent two years at Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar and one year serving as a staff economist with the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1996 with an A.B. in Economics, and is concurrently pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics, also at Harvard.

“I am thrilled for Bert and for the Law Review,” said Matthew Hellman, the outgoing president. “Bert is a highly respected member of the Law Review. His intellectual vision and dedication to the Law Review will ensure an exciting and productive year for the organization.”

The end of Hellman ‘s tenure marks a year of many accomplishments for the Review, Huang said. Substantively, the volume features, among other works, a critically-acclaimed Supreme Court issue featuring pieces by Professors Larry Kramer and Laurence Tribe, a synthetic rereading of the Nineteenth Amendment by Professor Reva Siegel, and a new framework for regional government by Professor Gerald Frug. In the area of student writing, the volume includes notes and comments on topics ranging from the law of prisons to corporate disclosure. On campus, the Review has organized the Fall Supreme Court Forum and the upcoming Spring Symposium on Law, Knowledge, and the Academy.

Huang immediately began to take over the day-to-day management responsibilities. “It is a great privilege to work with the extraordinarily talented and dedicated group of editors on the Law Review,” Huang stated. “I am fully confident that together we will live up to the high standards that the Law Review ‘s one hundred and fifteen years of tradition have established.”

The Harvard Law Review, an entirely student-edited journal founded in 1887 by future Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, has the largest circulation of any law journal in the world.