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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

Calvin wins Foth Writing Award

Congratulations to Washburn 2L, Kyle Calvin! He has been selected to receive this academic year’s Judge J. Richard Foth Writing Award. This award is given annually to the student who writes the best brief in Legal Analysis, Research & Writing II. The …

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Klein Searles gets promoted!

  Congratulations to Laurel Klein Searles, Washburn '08.  Laurel was recently promoted to Chief of Appeals with the Kansas Department of Labor where she oversees the entire Office of Appeals! 

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Eck moves to Gilmore & Bell

Congratulations to Dominic Eck, Washburn '12, who is now an attorney at Gilmore & Bell, PC in Wichita.  

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Schippers to return to Wichita roots

Congratulations to Matthew Schippers​, 3L at KU School of Law!  He has accepted post-graduate employment with Triplett, Woolf & Garretson, LLC in Wichita.  Matthew plans to pursue LLM programs, and will either begin at TWG in the fall of 2016 or 201…

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