“It is an honor to spend another year with accomplished attorneys and students committed to serving Kansas. I am eager for the day when I can pay it forward to future scholars as a way to express my gratitude for the investment the Weigand Trust has made in me.”

Hannah Sanchez

University of Notre Dame
Weigand Scholar: 2018, 2019, 2020

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Overland Park, KS

B.A., Government and Economics, Georgetown University, 2017

J.D. Candidate, University of Notre Dame Law School, 2020


Shook, Hardy, & Bacon LLP

Practice Areas:

  • Product Liability
  • Tobacco
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device
  • Mass Tort

A native of Overland Park, Hannah has a long history of academic success, community involvement, and leadership.  Hannah graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Government.  While at Georgetown, Hannah was a member of Georgetown University’s Cheerleading Team, and she interned at the U.S. House of Representatives for the Office of Nancy Pelosi.  Hannah spent her summers in Kansas interning for Orrick & Erskine, LLP and Lockton Companies.  

After graduating from Georgetown, Hannah began law school at Notre Dame in the fall of 2017.  While at Notre Dame Law, Hannah served as president of the Women’s Legal Forum, as a research assistant for Professor James Seckinger, and as an alumni ambassador for Kansas City.  Hannah formally established the Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot Court team at Notre Dame, where she served as a brief writer—and later, as a coach.  During her final year of law school, Hannah participated in Notre Dame’s London Law program.

Hannah worked as a 2018 and 2019 summer associate at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP in Kansas City, where the firm selected her to join the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s 2018 Class of 1L Scholars.  Upon her graduation from Notre Dame, Hannah joined Shook’s product liability litigation practice group.  Hannah defends clients in complex product liability actions, specializing in tobacco and pharmaceutical drug litigations throughout the country.

Outside of work, Hannah enjoys spending time with her family, mentoring law students, and volunteering in her community.

I am humbled by the generosity of JL Weigand and by the incredible successes of fellow Scholars. While the financial support cannot be understated, I am truly grateful for the opportunity to join a family of accomplished attorneys and current students committed to serving Kansas. It is a tremendous honor to be named a Weigand Scholar, and I hope to maintain the spirit and values of JL Weigand in my legal education and career.