“With the Weigand Scholarship, I’ve been able to take classes and participate in activities that involve much more work throughout the semester such as the criminal appellate class, Divorce Practice class, Law Journal and Law Clinic.”

Andrea Walker

Washburn University
Weigand Scholar: 2005

Osawatomie, KS

B.A., Political Science, University of Kansas, 1999

J.D., Washburn University School of Law, 2005

  • Graduated with Distinction and Honors
  • Top Paper, Environmental Law
  • Comments Editor, Washburn Law Journal

Andrea consistently placed in the top 2% of her class while maintaining a busy schedule away from school. Her legal work experience includes Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds & Palmer, L.L.P. in Topeka (2003 -2004); South & Associates, P.C. in Kansas City (2003); and field coordinator for several political campaigns.

Following her first semester at law school, Andrea joined the Washburn Law Journal based on her grades. The Board of Editors selected her comment to be published in the first issue of Volume 43 of the Washburn Law Journal. Andrea authored “The Murderer Shall Surely Be Put to Death”: The Impropriety of Biblical Arguments in the Penalty Phase of Capital Cases, 43 Washburn L.J. 197 (2003).

Andrea’s commitment to the community is evident as she volunteered her time and served on the Board of Directors for a non-profit organization, Heart of America Performing Arts (Overland Park, KS). While attending law school, Andrea worked as a Law Clerk for Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds & Palmer, L.L.P. in Topeka, KS.

“Here in Kansas we value hard work, are willing to lend a hard when a neighbor is in need, tell the truth, try to work things out, and most of us do not take ourselves too seriously. These are the qualities I admire in Kansans and the qualities we should look for in good lawyers.”