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Myers named Emory Law Journal’s first black editor-in-chief

3/17/2017, 6 a.m.
J.D. candidate Janiel Myers has been named editor-in-chief of the Emory Law Journal, the first black person to hold the ...
Janiel Myers

J.D. candidate Janiel Myers has been named editor-in-chief of the Emory Law Journal, the first black person to hold the position at the law school’s oldest publication.

Myers, who is active in the Emory Black Law Students Association, co-chairs its Academic and Professionalism Success.

“I hope my appointment will have a future impact on the diversity at the law school,” Myers said in a March 9 statement. “I hope that prospective black students and other students of color will see Emory Law as a place of community and inclusion when making their admission decisions.”

Robert Schapiro, dean and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, called the appointment “an important moment for the law school and for the Journal.”

Myers, who was born in Jamaica and recently naturalized as an American citizen, will work as a summer associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges this year. She plans to focus her career of service as a bankruptcy lawyer and later professor and mentor.

The Emory Law Journal was founded in 1952. For more information, visit www.emory.edu.