Nadisha Wickramaratne ’23 is one of 18 recipients of this year’s Roscoe Trimmer Jr. Diversity Scholarships, a coveted honor offered by Ropes & Gray to law students for their exemplary classroom, experiential, and extracurricular pursuits. She is the fourth BC Law student to be so recognized.
The scholarship, which has been presented by Ropes & Gray since 2015 and now numbers 45 recipients, honors the memory of Roscoe Trimmier Jr., an accomplished trial lawyer, the firm’s first African-American partner, and a pioneering leader of its diversity and inclusion efforts.
Wickramaratne, whose accomplishments are many, will receive a $25,000 award to offset the expenses of her legal education.
At Boston College Law School, she is on the executive board of the South Asian Law Students Association and is a member of First Generation Professionals and Women’s Law Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University in International and Global Studies and Philosophy. During her undergraduate years, Wickramaratne interned with the Middlesex (Massachusetts) District Attorney’s Office, the Disability Law Center in Boston, and the International Criminal Court / Trust Fund for Victims in The Hague, Netherlands. After graduating from Brandeis, she worked as a paralegal at Ropes & Gray for two years. During her first year at BC Law, she worked as a law clerk at MassMutual.
The scholarship underscores Ropes & Gray’s commitment to attract and support the next generation of diverse lawyers.