It is always felt good when a Muslim shrines on the global spectrum for winning over reasons. The Harvard Law Review has named a Los Angeles-born Egyptian-American as, what it believes, is its first Muslim president in its 134-year history, enriching him to the top of one of the most redoubting intellectual US law journals. US Law Journal Elects its 1st Muslim President in its 134 Years of History.
Hassan Shahaway reinstates himself,
“I was born and raised in Los Angeles to an Egyptian, Muslim family. I studied History and Near Eastern Studies as an undergraduate at Harvard College (Mather Class of 2016!). I then won a Rhodes Scholarship to go to Oxford for a Master’s and Ph.D. in Islamic Studies. Fun fact, my wife was also in Mather, Class of 2018. I always love to talk about history and law. I anticipated his election represented “legal academia’s growing recognition of the importance of diversity, and perhaps its growing respect for other legal traditions. Coming from a community routinely demonized in American public discourse, I hope this represents some progress, even if small and symbolic.”
US Law Journal Elects its 1st Muslim President in its 134 Years of History
Among the legal and political bigwigs who have tramped down at the Harvard Law Review was former US president Barack Obama, named the journal’s first Black president in 1990. Three serving members of the Supreme Court were editors of the Harvard Law Review, as were the late judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia. It is pertinent to note that law reviews are staffed by the top students at US law schools, who are often enlisted for judicial clerkships and other prestigious jobs in the profession.
It is undoubtedly a commendable feat of Hassan to embrace the crowning glories on the broader sphere to make the MUSLIM UMMAH proud and honored.