“The J.L. Weigand Trust has made it possible for two of my greatest dreams to become reality; first that of studying the law, and second, that of attending Notre Dame. Being awarded this honor is one of my proudest accomplishments and I will be eternally grateful for all of the opportunities that this scholarship has provided.”

Christina Pyle Engle

University of Notre Dame
Weigand Scholar: 2009, 2010, 2011


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Lenexa, KS

B.S., Business Administration, Marketing, Kansas State University, 2008

  • Dean’s List for both the College of Business Administration and the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Kansas State University Foundation Scholarship 
  • Robin Hagans-Maupin Memorial Scholarship
  • Paul and Sandra Edgerly Business Scholarship
  • Leader of the Pack Award

J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, 2011

  • Notre Dame Journal of Legislation, senior articles editor
  • Notre Dame Law School Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, Expert Witness Section coordinator 

Husch Blackwell LLP

Practice Areas:

  • Business Litigation
  • Franchise Litigation
  • Consumer Fraud Litigation
  • Healthcare Litigation

Professional Associations:

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Johnson County Bar Association

Christina graduated from Notre Dame Law School in 2011.

She is currently employed at Husch Blackwell LLP in Kansas City where she is a member of the business litigation practice group. Christina provides legal services in the areas of business litigation, professional liability, construction/design, medical/dental/pharmaceutical and appellate practice.

Christina is licensed to practice in the trial and appellate courts of both Kansas and Missouri.

During her time at Notre Dame Christina was a member of the Notre Dame Journal of Legislation where she held the position of Senior Articles Editor. She was also deeply involved in the Trial Advocacy Program at the law school, appointed as a mentor for students in the intensive trial advocacy course and serving as the student coordinator for the expert witness program.

After her first year of law school Christina clerked for the Honorable James F. Vano of the Kansas District Court, gaining valuable experience in courtroom procedure, case research, brief writing, and judicial opinion editing.

During her second year of law, and first year out of law school, Christina was an associate with Wallace Saunders in Overland Park.

During her four years at K-State, Christina devoted much of her time to active involvement in campus organizations. She was a member of the College of Business Administration Student Council, serving as both the Vice President and All-University Open House Chair for the college. She was also a member of the Kansas State University Business Ambassadors, facilitating to promote the college at alumni and recruitment events. She also volunteered to raise money for Kansas State University through the Telefund and K-State PROUD campaigns. As a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Christina served on the Philanthropy Committee, Homecoming Committee and By-Laws Revision Committee.

Christina has also spent time participating in multiple community service organizations including the Ronald McDonald House, Boys and Girls Club and Cats for Cans Food Drive. Through her work with the Border Links organization she travelled to the border region of Nogales, Mexico on a mission trip to construct homes for the underprivileged in the community.