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Welcome from the Director


Since its inception in 2004, the J.L. Weigand, Jr. Notre Dame Legal Education 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
Director

 

Current Scholars

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Molly Campbell, 3L, Notre Dame 

"I am honored to have been named a Weigand Scholar and to join such an impressive group of alumni and current students. I could not be more grateful to J.L. Weigand, Jr., and the Trust for their generosity and for making my legal education possible."

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Michael Hayes, 3L, University of Kansas

"The Weigand Scholarship has undoubtedly been one of the best parts of my 2L summer and school year.  So far, the most helpful part of the scholarship is the ability to discuss legal careers with the Weigand alumni.  They always offer their unbiased opinions and have plenty of experience to draw from.  Moreover, they also seem to care about the success - and not just professional success, but personal happiness - of the current scholars.  Because the alumni are employed in various firms and government agencies, the scholars can gain a much broader perspective on the practice of law than the could, say, from professors or from summer employment."  

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Audrey Koehler, 3L, Washburn

“I am honored to be selected as a Weigand Scholar. I have been incredibly impressed by the Weigand scholars and alumni, and am excited to be a part of a group dedicated to excellence in the Kansas legal community. I have been afforded many opportunities through the generosity of Kansans and look forward to showing my gratitude for that generosity by dedication to the Kansas community.”

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Hannah Sanchez, 2L, Notre Dame 

"In my short time as a Weigand, I have witnessed the special community that J.L.'s legacy has established.  The Weigand Trust is truly a family.  Without fail, the alumni, current scholars, and my mentors are always willing to pay it forward.  It is deeply reassuring to be able to reach out to anyone in the Weigand family who I can relate to on a personal and professional level."  

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Jennifer Salva, 3L, Washburn

"I have benefited in so many different ways during my first year as a Weigand scholar—from the network this organization provides to gain career advice and guidance, to the support and encouragement that have reaffirmed my strong desire to serve Kansans, especially those with barriers to access to justice.  I am eager to see what this year as a Weigand scholar brings, and look forward to contributing to the continued growth of the program as I build my legal career.”

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Featured Alumni

News Center

Hayes accepts clerkship for Grasz

Congratulations are in order to Michael Hayes! He recently accepted a clerkship for Judge L. Steven Grasz with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He'll be clerking in Omaha, NE for the 2019-20 session after he graduates from KU L…

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2018 - 2019 Weigand Scholars Announced!

We're excited to announce our new class of Weigand Scholars! Congratulations to Molly Campbell (Notre Dame), Audrey Koehler (Washburn), Michael Hayes (KU), Jennifer Salva (Washburn) and Hannah Sanchez (Notre Dame)

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Salva lands federal clerkship!

Congratulations to Jennifer Salva, 2L at Washburn! She accepted an offer to serve as Judge Julie Robinson's term clerk for 2019-20 in the District of Kansas!

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Belsan wins training award

Congratulations to Tim Belsan, Washburn 2009. Shown below are Tim and colleagues who received the Civil Division's Training & Professional Development Award for their nationwide multi-agency denaturalization training efforts. Way to go, Tim!  

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Shook, Hardy & Bacon lands another Weigand Scholar!

Congratulations to Hannah Sanchez, 1L at Notre Dame. She accepted an offer to join fellow Weigand students Michael Hayes and Molly Campbell for summer associate positions at Shook, Hardy & Bacon in KC. Weigand alumn Erica Bennett McCabe began as an …

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Liam Reilly joins Husch Blackwell in Kansas City

Click here to see Liam's profile.  

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