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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

Katie Jo Baumgardner  3L, Notre Dame

"The generosity of Mr. Weigand's gift is overwhelming, and I am so grateful to have been chosen as a Weigand Scholar. The Weigand Trust is more than just a scholarship; ....

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Erica Bennett McCabe 1L, 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 2L, 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 1L, 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 2L, 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

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Meghan McEvoy joins Social Security Administration

  Congratulations to Meghan McEvoy (Washburn, '12)!  She accepted a position with the Social Security Administration in the Office of the General Counsel in Kansas City where she'll start after she completes her clerkship for the Hon. Carlos Murguia in…

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Richard Budden to join KC Firm

  Congratulations to Richard Budden (Washburn, '12)!  He accepted a position at the KC firm of Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman.  He and his wife Samantha Budden will be relocating to KC in the fall after he completes his clerkship with The Honorable J.…

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Weigand Trust taps Top Scholars

Roarke Gordon speaks at Weigand Trust Open House

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