The J.L. Weigand, Jr.
Notre Dame Legal Education

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

Current Scholars

Wyatt Carter, 3L
Washburn University

“Joining the distinguished Weigand Scholars, I am deeply grateful for the chance to build on the strong legal tradition fostered by Mr. Weigand and the Trust. Their commitment to nurturing legal talent in Kansas offers more than scholarship—it’s an invitation to learn, collaborate, and grow.”

Mary Mason, 3L
University of Kansas

“I am deeply honored to be a Weigand Scholar. J.L’s Trust has clearly produced amazing fruit in the vast network of distinguished lawyers that are committed to giving back to the state of Kansas. I am so excited to be a part of this community, and I am beyond grateful to Mr. Weigand and his Trust.” 

Gabby Phillips, 3L
University of Kansas

Over the past 20 years, J.L.’s desire to keep Kansas’s best in Kansas to practice law has been fully realized—he has amassed an incredible group of Kansas attorneys, and I am honored to join this group as a Weigand Scholar and future attorney. The spirit of J.L.’s legacy lives on through each person associated with the Weigand Trust. I hope that I can maintain this spirit through my efforts and contributions in law school and beyond, and I look forward to being a lifetime member of the Weigand family.

John Shaughnessy, 2L
Notre Dame

​“I am honored to be a member of the Weigand Family.  JL’s generosity has made it possible for me to pursue my dreams of a legal career and I will forever be grateful.  I look forward to returning to Kansas and paying forward the incredible gift that I have been given.”

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