Emory Law Journal Names First Black Editor-in-Chief In Its 65 Year History

Fiza Pirani, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

6:15 p.m Friday, March 3, 2017
Janiel Myers, First Black editor-in-chief of Emory University Law Journal

Janiel Myers, First Black editor-in-chief of Emory University Law Journal

Since its inception in 1952, the Emory Law Journal has never elected a black editor-in-chief—until now.

Emory University School of Law student Janiel Myers, who was born in Jamaica and recently naturalized as an American citizen, was named to the Journal’s highest role, the college announced in a March 1 news release.

Humbled by the honor, she praised her second-year law school colleagues and the publication’s outgoing executive board for the opportunity.

Myers, who is an active leader in the Emory Black Law Students Association (BLSA), said she also couldn’t have done it without the help of the BLSA leadership, whose members first encouraged her to participate in the write-on competition.

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