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, 2L, 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.”

Jessica Kinnamon, 3L
University of Kansas

“I am so delighted to be a part of the J.L. Weigand, Jr. Trust. From the outside looking in, I was in awe of the Weigand Family and the quality of lawyer and person that comprises it. I feel incredibly grateful to now be a part of that Family – an honor and privilege I do not take lightly.”

Courtney Klaus, 3L
Notre Dame

“I am forever indebted to the hard work and generosity of Mr. J.L. Weigand. The Weigand Trust has opened the door to new opportunities that will allow me to make a difference in my community down the road. I am honored to be a part of his legacy.”

Lauren Page, 3L
University of Kansas

​“I am both grateful and proud to be a part of the Weigand Family. I am glad to be named a Weigand Trust Scholar and become a member of such a high-caliber group ​of individuals. I love Kansas and all the Kansans​ who have made me who I am today. I look ​forward to giving back to the state that has served me so well and honoring J.L’s legacy both ​during my time at KU and in my legal practice.”​ 

Olivia Rogers, 3L
Notre Dame

“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.”

Bernadette Shaughnessy, 2L
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.”

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