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Welcome from the Director

Welcome to the Weigand Trust website! Whether you are a prospective applicant, a valued member of our alumni family, part of the national or local legal community, or someone simply interested in the essence of the Weigand Trust, we’re glad you stopped by.  I encourage you to explore our site, get to know our current and former scholars, and contact me to get any additional information you desire.

As the Trust’s Director, I am honored to facilitate this dynamic and ground-breaking legal foundation as we shape the State of Kansas’ legal community. Since its inception in 2004, the Trust has provided support in a variety of ways to the best Kansas law students.  Today, we’re fortunate to have a rich treasure chest of alumni leading the way in developing a family-like network of excellence and opportunities.

Each year, we strive to add value to what our organization offers, for the betterment of our scholars and, ultimately, the citizens of Kansas.  After reviewing this site, I think you’ll agree that it’s exciting to see what happens when you bring the best legal minds in Kansas together! 

Claudette Glenn

Current Students

Kyle Calvin 2L, Washburn University

"Becoming a Weigand has, and forever will, represent me honorably. In the future, it is my goal to reciprocate by representing the Weigand Trust as honorably as it has represented me. . . . .

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Bobby Chipman 3L, Washburn University

"Mr. Weigand’s determination to advance the Kansas legal community through his altruistic philanthropy is something that I truly admire. . . . .

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Erica McCabe 2L, University of Kansas

"I am humbled by the generosity of Mr. Weigand, and I am honored to join the ranks of such a talented group of students and practitioners.   . . . 

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Nathaniel Martens 3L, Washburn

"With the creation of the J.L. Weigand Legal Education Trust, Mr. Weigand demonstrated his generosity and commitment to forever strengthening the Kansas legal community . . . 

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Robert Liam Reilly 2L, Notre Dame

"The opportunities afforded by the J.L. Weigand Trust are unrivaled and extremely generous.  The network of established Weigand alumni is an invaluable resource during and after law school. . . . .

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Matthew Schippers 3L, University of Kansas

"As a descendent of generations of Kansans, I am truly blessed and honored to join the Weigand Trust family. I thank J.L. Weigand, Jr. for his magnanimity in forming a legal legacy ...

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Featured Alumni

News Center

Tim and Asha Belsan: Alumni couple spreads love of Washburn to nation's capital

  Tim Belsan used to walk by Asha Plattner's apartment in the Washburn Village when attending a study grup his first year of law school.  The two never actually met until shortly after graduating. Click here for entire article.  

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McCabe wins big in Competition!

Reilly Assignment to the Notre Dame Journal

Congratulations to three-time Weigand Scholar Liam Reilly! Reilly, a current 2L at Notre Dame, has been named the Executive Articles Editor for the 7th Volume of the Notre Dame Journal of International & Comparative Law.

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Weigand Class of 2016 - 2017

Congratulations to the Weigand Class of 2016-2017! Kyle Calvin grew up in small town Ness City, KS. He attended Fort Hays State University where he majored in finance, competed for the University’s Track and Cross Country teams, and served as the Unive…

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