“The Weigand trust is an unparalleled resource and community. I am honored to be a Weigand scholar and hope to represent the trust well in all I do. It’s because of the generosity and forethought of J.L. Weigand that I am able to become the type of lawyer I aim to be. I’m forever grateful.”


Olivia Rogers

University of Notre Dame
Weigand Scholar: 2021, 2022, 2023

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Hometown:
Gardner, KS

Olivia Rogers was born in Gardner, Kansas. Since her days of high school debate, she has aspired to become a lawyer.

Olivia graduated summa cum laude from Kansas State University in May 2020 with a B.S., Political Science and a minor in Philosophy. During her time at K-State, she served as the opinion editor at the Kansas State Collegian, editor-in-chief of the Live Ideas undergraduate journal, and Vice President of the University Honors Program Executive Board.

She discovered a love of the legislative process, and interned in Topeka for four sessions, working in both the House and the Senate.

Olivia is currently a student at Notre Dame Law School, and will graduate in May 2023. She serves as the Executive Articles Editor on the Notre Dame Law Review and as President of the NDLS Federalist Society Chapter. She is involved with NDLS’s Religious Liberty Initiative and is an oralist for the moot court board.

During her first summer of law school, Olivia worked for the Hon. Eric F. Melgren, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. Her second summer, she worked at Husch Blackwell in Kansas City. 


“Kansas is my home. Those who know me know of my frequent sunset drives, love for the Statehouse, and desire to have my own sheepfarm on a plot of Kansas dirt someday. I am excited to practice law in a place that values hard work, integrity, and community.””