The Harvard Law Review has elected Sophia M. Hunt ’25 as its 138th president. Hunt succeeds Apsara A. Iyer ’24.

“Sophia is a visionary scholar and editor, who has exhibited unparalleled dedication to the Law Review. Her interdisciplinary research underscores her commitment to insightful legal scholarship, our vibrant community, and academia more broadly. A talented leader, Sophia has already had a profound influence on so many of her fellow editors, and we are thrilled to see her lead Volume 138,” said Iyer.

Hunt graduated from Harvard College in 2019 with an A.B. in History & Literature. Her desire to understand and address the needs of indigent criminal defendants led her to pursue doctoral studies in Sociology at Stanford University. After spending three years researching and writing at the intersection of law and society and receiving her M.A. in Sociology, she took a leave of absence from her Ph.D. program to begin pursuing her Juris Doctor and enrolled at Harvard Law School in the fall of 2022.

Working at the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of D.C. during her 1L summer, Hunt found that she was drawn to criminal defense advocacy. At Harvard Law School, she is a member of Harvard Defenders, the Prison Legal Assistance Project (PLAP), and the Black Law Students Association (BLSA).  She plans to leverage her past and ongoing academic scholarship — bringing an interdisciplinary approach to the Law Review — and she looks forward to publishing original, well-researched scholarship.

“Apsara has led with grace, compassion, and clear-eyed dedication. During her tenure, she has modeled how to cultivate community and maintain the editorial integrity of the Law Review. Moreover, Apsara’s dedication to academia is unparalleled, and I am humbled and eager to continue her commitment to publishing rigorous and novel scholarship. Volume 138 is fortunate to have benefited from Apsara’s leadership, and we look forward to building on the initiatives that she has pursued.”

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.

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