Kaela Hardy ’24 is one of 12 recipients of this year’s Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarships. Ropes & Gray presents the award annually to law students who have demonstrated academic excellence, civic engagement, and dedication to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a Trimmer Scholar, Hardy will receive $25,000 to assist with her law school expenses and join the firm’s 2023 summer class of associates. She is the fifth BC Law student to receive this honor.
This year’s recipient group is the largest since the program’s inception in 2015. To date, 57 law students have been awarded this scholarship in honor of Roscoe Trimmier Jr., Ropes & Gray’s first Black partner and leader of its diversity and inclusion efforts.
“It is impressive to see what these students have already accomplished,” said Paulita Pike, partner and co-chair of the diversity committee. “Their strong sense of purpose mirrors Roscoe Trimmier’s deep commitment to the practice of law, his colleagues, and our firm.”
At BC Law, Hardy serves as co-president of the Intellectual Property and Technology Forum and is a member of the Black Law Students Association and Business Law Society. In 2022, she was named a Wilson Sonsini 1L Diversity Summit Scholar and worked as a summer associate at Cullen and Dykeman LLP. She also interned at PricewaterhouseCoopers for two summers.
Previous BC Law recipients are Nadisha Wickramaratne ’23, Zane Fernandez ’21, Benjamin Ruano ’18, and Bria Coleman ’20.