The Harvard Law Review has announced that second-year student Daniel B. Kirschner has been chosen as its 117th President. Kirschner was elected from a slate of eight candidates after eleven hours of debate.

“Daniel’s integrity, intellect, and outstanding work as an editor have earned him great respect from his peers,” said outgoing Law Review President Bert Huang. “I am happy that the Review will have such committed and thoughtful leadership.”

Kirschner, a native of San Francisco, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1999 with an A.B. in English and American Literature and Language. At Harvard, he won a Thomas T. Hoopes Prize for outstanding scholarly work for his senior thesis, “Phantoms: A Novel.” Before coming to the law school, Kirschner spent two years working as a technology consultant in the Boston area. This past summer, he interned in the criminal division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

“Bert and his class have done a tremendous job,” Kirschner said. “I have the great fortune and honor of working with an immensely talented group of editors. The Law Review is an institution with a 116-year tradition of excellence in legal scholarship. With the tremendous abilities and commitment of our editors, we will be able to carry that tradition forward.”

Among the achievements during Huang’s year as president were the Fall Supreme Court forum and the upcoming Spring symposium on the privitization of public institutions. The review has also begun planning for a symposium marking the 50th anniversary of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision.

The year’s volume features, among other works, a critically acclaimed Supreme Court issue featuring pieces by President Aharon Barak of the Israeli Supreme Court and Harvard Law School Professor Charles Fried, a colloquy regarding gerrymandering by Professors Samuel Issacharoff and Nathaniel Persily, and a meditation on the slippery slope by Professor Eugene Volokh. In the area of student writing, the volume includes notes and comments on topics ranging from family law to trademark.

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.

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