The First African American Editor in Chief of the Syracuse Law Review

Hilda A. Frimpong has been elected by her peers as the next editor in chief of the Syracuse Law Review. When she assumes her duties for Volume 72 (2021-22), Frimpong will be the first Black student to lead the Syracuse Law Review since it began publishing in 1949.

“I am honored to serve in this role because of the trust and support that my peers gave me by electing me editor in chief,” says Frimpong, who is specializing in the law and technology program while at Syracuse Law. “I am honored to break down barriers as the first person of color and first Black woman in this role. I am proud that my expertise and unique perspective will be added to the legacy of Syracuse Law Review.”

“I stand on the shoulders of many great women and men before me,” Frimpong added. “I will continue our legacy of providing distinguished scholarly works to the legal community. I want to inspire students who didn’t previously see themselves represented on Law Review to seek journal membership and to strive to build and strengthen our position as experts, and in turn our legacy.”

Frimpong is a graduate of Texas A&M Univerity, where she majored in anthropology.

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  1. Kudos to Ms. Frimpong. But, lets be clear for a moment. Ms. Frimpong is from Ghana and Not a “Native born Black American” (can you say “a descendant of Black slaves in America”?). Therefore, Syracuse Law Review can not make this misleading claim saying they have their “first Black editor”. Further, it appears that Hilda is too busy trying to be a “Person of Color” as compared to a Ghanaian which means she’s the embodiment of neoliberal miseducation.

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