By: Mike Garrigan

“It is always an exciting time to be a part of Wake Forest Law Review, but it’s not every year you get to make history,” commented incoming Editor-in-Chief Holly Ingram. For the first time in over two decades, and for the third time in Law Review’s sixty-five-year history, the top leadership on the Wake Forest Law Review is a female duo. The Editor-in-Chief (EIC) and Managing Editor (ME) serve as the journal’s “president” and “secretary,” respectively. Incoming Managing Editor Hanna Monson commented, “I am incredibly honored and excited to be working with Holly this year and think it’s quite special to have two women in leadership of the Law Review. We are both very excited about our new roles and the opportunity to represent the Law Review and Wake Forest in this way. I feel like we will make a great team.”

The last time a female EIC/ME combination led the journal was in 1994 and the only other time before that was 1991. Moreover, the 2018-19 Wake Forest Law Review masthead reflects an executive editing suite comprised of mostly women, with women serving in all senior editing positions.

Wake Law Visiting Professor Meghan Boone commented, “Having a broad array of perspectives and backgrounds in leadership positions is critical to ensuring our institutions are reflective of the communities they draw from. Despite the fact that women have made up half – or more than half – of law students for a long time, their representation in the leadership structures of student law journals has lagged behind. Their strong representation on the editorial board of the Wake Law Review for the coming year is a positive step in ensuring that the Law Review is reflective of the diverse group of students here at Wake Forest University School of Law.”

Wake Law Dean Suzanne Reynolds observed, “How proud I am to be a part of a law school that continues to recognize the importance of diversity. Having women at the table – in boardrooms, legislatures, judicial benches, and law journals – makes a difference.”