Rising 3L Makes GW Law History

Portrait of Soohyun Stephanie Hahn
May 24, 2021

For the first time in GW Law history, The George Washington Law Review will be led by an Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) student. 

Soohyun Stephanie Hahn, a rising 3L, will serve as Editor-in-Chief of The George Washington Law Review for Volume 90. She is the first AAPI to hold the position. 

“I am honored and thankful to have been selected by my peers to serve as the incoming Editor-in-Chief,” said Ms. Hahn. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to create a stronger, more representative, and more inclusive publication that will expand the scope, capacity, and intellectual breadth of our journal.” 

At GW Law, Ms. Hahn is a George Washington Scholar (top 1-15 percent of class) and an inaugural SAIL scholar, awarded by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Law Foundation (NLF) for “outstanding professional promise and leadership potential.” This summer, she will spend her time with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher's New York office as a Summer Associate. 

Ms. Hahn has previously interned for Judge Patricia A. Millett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Judge Robert W. Lehrburger at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She earned a BA cum laude in growth and structure of cities from Bryn Mawr College, while playing NCAA Division III varsity volleyball and serving as President of the Bi-Co (Bryn Mawr and Haverford) Korean Student Association.