“I am so grateful that I was selected as a Weigand Scholar.  In addition to the many benefits during law school, Weigand Scholars graduate with a built-in network of attorneys always happy to offer guidance and support.”

Audrey Koehler

Washburn University
Weigand Scholar: 2019

Wichita, KS

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B.A., Sociology, Wichita State University, 2014

  • Graduated magna cum laude with minors in Psychology and Criminal Justice
  • Dean’s Scholar

J.D. Washburn University School of Law, 2019

  • Graduated summa cum laude with Pro Bono Honors and Certificate in Advocacy
  • Shamberg Scholar
  • Senior Articles Editor, Washburn Law Journal Vol. 58
  • John F. Kuether Memorial Law Faculty Award for Best Note
  • Max Rowinsky Trial Advocacy Award
  • Irvine E. Ungerman Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice 
  • National Order of Scribes Inductee
  • Top Papers: Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing I; Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing II (Tied); Constitutional Law II; Business Associations; Taxation of Individual Income; Employment Law; Appellate Practice

US Attorney’s Office


  • Exonerated, Free, and Forgotten: How States Continue to Punish the Wrongfully Convicted Through Procedural Hoops and Inadequate Compensation, 58 Washburn L.J. 493 (2019).

Audrey, a lifelong Kansan, graduated summa cum laude from Washburn Law in 2019. While at Washburn Law, Audrey served as the Senior Articles Editor of the Washburn Law Journal, worked as a research assistant for Professor Gillian Chadwick, and received awards for her writing and advocacy skills.

Before joining the US Attorney’s Office in July 2023, Audrey clerked for the Honorable Eric F. Melgren of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas and represented clients in commercial, product liability, and employment litigation in private practice.

Audrey loves practicing law in Kansas and meeting the new Weigands each year.