Sophia M. Hunt Elected President of Harvard Law Review


Sophia M. Hunt, a doctoral student at Stanford University and Juris Doctor candidate at Harvard Law School, has been elected as the 138th president of the Harvard Law Review.

Hunt, succeeding Apsara A. Iyer, brings a wealth of interdisciplinary knowledge and a commitment to insightful legal scholarship to her new role.

Hunt, a graduate of Harvard College with an A.B. in History & Literature, initially focused on understanding the needs of indigent criminal defendants.

Pursuing her doctoral studies in Sociology at Stanford, she received her M.A. and conducted research at the intersection of law and society. Taking a leave of absence from her Ph.D. program, she joined Harvard Law School in 2022.

During her 1L summer, Hunt worked at the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of D.C., where she discovered her passion for criminal defense advocacy.

Actively involved at Harvard Law School, she is a member of Harvard Defenders, the Prison Legal Assistance Project (PLAP), and the Black Law Students Association (BLSA).

Sophia M. Hunt plans to bring an interdisciplinary approach to the Harvard Law Review, leveraging her academic background in History & Literature, Sociology, and law. Her goal is to publish original, well-researched scholarship that contributes meaningfully to legal discourse.

In acknowledging her election, Apsara A. Iyer praised Hunt as a visionary scholar and editor with unparalleled dedication to the Law Review.

Iyer spoke about Hunt’s talent for leadership, noting her profound influence on fellow editors.

Apsara A. Iyer also expressed confidence in Sophia M. Hunt’s ability to lead Volume 138 and build on the initiatives pursued during Iyer’s tenure.

“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.

The Harvard Law Review, founded in 1887 by Justice Louis D. Brandeis, is the world’s largest-circulating law journal, entirely student-edited. Published monthly from November through June, it continues to be a significant platform for legal scholarship and academic discourse.