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Friday, Feb 26, 2021 at 7:33 pm

The First Black Editor-in-Chief for Syracuse Law Review

Peyton Spellacy, SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Yesterday, Hilda Frimpong is the first-ever Black student to ever be appointed Editor-in-Chief of Syracuse Law Review since the publication was first established in 1942. The Law Review is a completely student-run publication that focuses on timely, legal concerns. 

Frimpong is a second-year law student at Syracuse University studying Law as it pertains to technology and intellectual property. She was elected EIC by her peers and will presume the position for Volume 72.

“I am honored to serve as Editor in Chief of Syracuse Law Review, and I appreciate the outpour of support that I’ve received from the school and my peers,” Frimpong says. 

This news is also very fitting as February is Black History Month. Frimpong is thankful for Black figures who have come before and hope to continue to create more change for others.

“Black history month has reminded me of the trailblazers who made it possible for me to be here. I am happy to pave the way for other students as the first black EIC.”

Craig Boise, the Dean, and Professor of Law at the College of Law, also voiced his excitement for having representation on the board at the Syracuse Law Review

“Anytime someone is a first, it offers to other people, looking in from the outside, an opportunity to say ‘You know I can do that as well.’ And so I think for all Black students who are coming to the law school, the ability to look and say ‘Here was an Editor-In-Chief at the Law Review who’s Black, I have the opportunity and ability to do that. It is possible for me.’” 

Frimpong hopes to expand the presence of the publication on campus this year through active outreach. Follow @syracuselrev on all social media platforms to keep up with the exciting updates.