Congratulations to our new class of Weigand Scholars!  We’re so happy to introduce and welcome these members of the family.

Top Row (l to r)

Ellie Augustine, Incoming 1L, Notre Dame
Hometown:  Overland Park
Undergrad:  University of Kansas, Classical Languages
Over the last year, Ellie has been a Seton Teaching Fellow in The Bronx, NY.

Lizzy McEntire, 3L, Washburn
Hometown:  Lawrence
Undergrad:  Kansas State University, Political Science and History
Lizzy has experience with the US House of Representatives (Lynn Jenkins), Pugh & Pugh Attorneys at Law in Wamego, Koch Industries in Wichita, and Sloan Law Firm in Topeka.  This summer, she’ll be at Husch Blackwell in KC.

Joseph Bryden, 3L, KU
Hometown:  Shawnee
Undergrad:  Washburn University, Finance and Marketing
Joseph has experience with the US Attorney’s Office in Topeka and Kansas City.  This summer, he’ll be an associate with DeVaughn James in Wichita.

Bernadette Shaughnessy, Incoming 1L, Notre Dame
Hometown:  Cimarron
Undergrad:  Benedictine College, Accounting, Finance
Last summer, Bernadette served as Legal Assistant at the Law Office of Lauren Conard Young in Olathe.

Leah Cerretti, 2L, Washburn
Hometown:  Emporia
Undergrad:  Wichita State University, Entrepreneurship
This summer, Leah will begin an externship working remotely with Parents Engaged for Learning Equality Special Education Advocacy Clinic at William & Mary Law School. 

Bottom Row:

Olivia Rogers, 2L, Notre Dame
Hometown:  Gardner
Undergrad:  Kansas State University, Political Science
Olivia has experience with the Kansas Legislature (Speaker of the House Ron Ryckman and Senator Molly Baumgardner) and Hinkle Law Firm in Lenexa.  This summer, she’ll be a judicial extern with Hon. Eric F. Melgren in the US District Court:  District of Kansas in Wichita.

Courtney Klaus, 2L, Notre Dame
Hometown:  Mulvane
Undergrad:  Newman University, Communication and History
Courtney has experience at Triplett Woolf and Garretson in Wichita, and will be a summer associate for Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch in Wichita this summer.

John Ralston, 3L, Washburn
Hometown:  Bel Aire
Undergrad:  Friends University, Spanish
John split last summer between Hon. Eric F. Melgren’s chambers and Martin Pringle in Wichita.  This year, he’ll be a summer associate and Third Year Anywhere participant at Triplett Woolf and Garretson in Wichita.

Courtney Ress, 3L, Washburn
Hometown:  Colby
Undergrad and Grad:  Kansas State University, British and American Literature, English Language and Literature, German Language and Literature
Last summer, Courtney worked with John D. Gatz, Attorney at Law in Colby, KS.  She’ll return this summer and continue as a Third Year Anywhere participant with Gatz.

Lauren Page, 2L, KU
Hometown:  Wichita
Undergrad:  MidAmerica Nazarene University, Business Administration
This summer, Lauren will be a summer associate with Foulston Siefkin in Wichita.