ND Law student Macio Sexton Jr. receives prestigious diversity scholarship from Ropes & Gray

Author: Denise Wager

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Macio Sexton Jr., a second-year student at Notre Dame Law School, has been named a Ropes & Gray Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholar. The scholarship honors the memory of Roscoe Trimmier Jr., who was Ropes & Gray’s first Black partner and a pioneer in the law firm’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

As one of the dozen Trimmier scholars for 2023, Sexton will receive a $25,000 scholarship toward his legal education. He will also work in the Ropes & Gray Chicago office this summer.

“I am extremely grateful to Ropes & Gray for the opportunity to receive this scholarship and join a long list of highly accomplished, diverse individuals,” Sexton said. “There is no better feeling than being able to continue the legacy of Roscoe Trimmier Jr. while at a firm that values diversity and attorney development as much as myself. I look forward to a summer full of challenging work, collegiality, mentorship, and nonstop learning.”

At Notre Dame Law School, Sexton serves as the associate editor for the Journal on Emerging Technologies and is the national liaison for the Law School’s Black Law Students Association. In addition, he serves as a student manager for the Law School’s Office of Alumni Relations.

During his first-year summer, Sexton was a summer associate at Faegre Drinker in Chicago. Before coming to law school, he worked as a summer analyst in wealth management and investment operations. He received his undergraduate degree from the College of William & Mary.

Read more about the scholarship on the Ropes & Gray website.