"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."
After growing up in Wichita, Audrey Koehler attended Wichita State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with minors in Psychology and Criminal Justice. While at Wichita State, Audrey was a member of the Dean’s Scholars program, was actively involved in the Wichita State student-run newspaper, The Sunflower, and regularly volunteered at a domestic violence shelter in Wichita. After graduating magna cum laude from Wichita State, Audrey worked at COMCARE of Sedgwick County as a Crisis Case Manager for two years before starting at Washburn Law.
While at Washburn, Audrey achieved Top Paper in her Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing I and II courses, and was recognized for Best Oral Argument in her section. She externs with Judge Melgren in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas and works as a research assistant for Professor Gillian Chadwick. Audrey’s note on compensation for exonerees has been selected for publication in Vol. 58 of the Washburn Law Journal and she was recently named Senior Articles Editor for the Journal. As Senior Articles Editor, Audrey will work with a team to select articles for publication and plan the Journal’s annual Foulston Siefkin Lecture and the Journal’s annual Symposium.
This summer, Audrey will be working at the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office under a student-practice permit. Audrey’s husband, Jeremy, is also a 2L at Washburn and will be working at Foulston Siefkin this summer.
B.A., Sociology, Wichita State University, 2014
J.D. Candidate, Washburn University School of Law, 2019