“I am honored to be named a Weigand Scholar and to be included in such an accomplished group of individuals. I look forward to being a part of the Weigand family and playing a part in giving back to my home state.”
University of Kansas
Weigand Scholar: 2020, 2021
B.S., Political Science, Emporia State University, 2018
- Graduated Summa Cum Laude
- Blue Key Honor Society
J.D. Candidate, University of Kansas School of Law, 2021
- Payne and Jones Lawyering Award
- Co-founder/Vice President of Midwest Innocence Project Student Organization
Emily is an upcoming 3L at University of Kansas School of Law. During her first semester, Emily won the Payne and Jones Lawyering Award for best memo in her section. Emily also co-founded and is the current Vice President of the law school’s Midwest Innocence Project Student Organization. This summer Emily will be spending time with the Kansas Court of Appeals. She will also be doing research for Professor Mulligan at KU Law School and will be tutoring in Evidence, Business Organizations, and Cilvil Procedure classes.
In 2018, Emily graduated Summa Cum Laude from Emporia State University with a B.S. in Political Science. Prior to Emporia State, Emily spent two years at Cowley College where she played volleyball and was Second Team All Conference and All Region, making nationals both years. She spent an additional season at Lander University in South Carolina and made it to the NCAA Division II National Tournament with her team. She then returned to Kansas to finish her undergraduate degree at Emporia State University, where she was a file clerk for Atherton and Huth Law Office. Emily, the youngest of four, grew up on a farm in Pomona, Kansas, a town of about 900. Her father Carl is a farmer, and her mother Nancy is a Special Education teacher.