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Originally from Sugar Creek, Missouri, Jennifer and her family moved to Olathe, Kansas, in 1999 so her sister who has profound disabilities and deafness could have better educational resources and attend Kansas School for the Deaf. 

Jennifer became an advocate for her sister's social, educational and employment needs, and plans to share those skills of advocacy with those of all ability levels in her career as an attorney.
Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Kansas where she earned her Bachelor of Science in journalism, Bachelor of Arts with honors in film and media studies, and studied under an Arabic language fellowship. Before beginning her law school career at Washburn University School of Law in fall 2016, Jennifer worked as editor of the Kansas Bar Association Journal. During her first semester at Washburn Law, Jennifer earned the CALI Excellence For The Future Award in Legal Analysis, Research and Writing.
Jennifer spent summer 2017 with Kuckelman Torline Kirkland in Overland Park.  During her 2L year at Washburn, she will be clerking for the Honorable Nancy Moritz in the US Court of Appeals.  For the summer of 2018, Jennifer will be a summer associate with Lathrop & Gage in Kansas City. 
"It is an honor to become part of an organization built on the values of service, scholarship, and dedication to the profession of law in Kansas that J.L. Weigand demonstrated. I strive to emulate the Weigand legacy. Thank you for allowing me this incredible opportunity."

Jennifer Salva

Washburn University
Weigand Scholar: 2018

Olathe, KS

B.S., Journalism, University of Kansas, 2015

J.D. Candidate, Washburn University School of Law, 2019