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Weigand Scholars

"It is an honor to spend another year with accomplished attorneys and students committed to serving Kansas. I am eager for the day when I can pay it forward to future scholars as a way to express my gratitude for the investment the Weigand Trust has made in me."

Originally from Overland Park, Kansas, Hannah attended Georgetown University for her undergraduate education. She graduated in 2017 with her Bachelor of Arts in both Economics and Government. Hannah was named to the Dean’s list and Second Honors every eligible semester. As a four-year member of Georgetown University's Cheerleading team, Hannah had the opportunity to support fellow students, perform at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C., and travel to New York City every year for the Big East tournament. During her sophomore year, she interned at the U.S. House of Representatives for the Office of Nancy Pelosi while simultaneously completing a full course load. Hannah also spent two summers interning for Orrick & Erskine LLP, a small law firm in Overland Park, Kansas, and one summer interning for Lockton Companies, an international insurance brokerage firm based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Hannah began law school at Notre Dame in the fall of 2017. In addition to serving as a research assistant for Professor James Seckinger, Hannah is also a 1L representative for the Women’s Legal Forum. In this role, Hannah helped coordinate the annual law school auction, where the proceeds will benefit 1L’s with unpaid summer positions. Hannah will be a summer associate at Shook, Hardy & Bacon in Kansas City in the summer of 2018.

"I am humbled by the generosity of JL Weigand and by the incredible successes of fellow Scholars. While the financial support cannot be understated, I am truly grateful for the opportunity to join a family of accomplished attorneys and current students committed to serving Kansas. It is a tremendous honor to be named a Weigand Scholar, and I hope to maintain the spirit and values of JL Weigand in my legal education and career."

Hannah Sanchez

University of Notre Dame
Weigand Scholar: 2018, 2019

Hometown:
Overland Park, KS

Education:
B.A., Government and Economics, Georgetown University, 2017

J.D. Candidate, University of Notre Dame Law School, 2020