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

Ellie Augustine, 3L, Notre Dame

“Words cannot explain my gratitude to Mr. Weigand. Through his generosity, I am able to attain to not only one but two of my greatest dreams: to attend law school at Notre Dame, and to return to my beloved home state of Kansas. I am grateful beyond measure.”

Wyatt Carter, 2L
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.”

Bernadette Shaughnessy, 3L
Notre Dame

“I am honored to be a member of the Weigand Family. The Weigand Trust is not only empowering me to pursue my dreams but elevating them in the process. I look forward to paying forward the gifts I have received and truly making a difference with my life and my legal career.”

John Shaughnessy, 1L
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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