“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

Hannah graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Government.  Hannah excelled academically and professionally at Georgetown.  She was named to the Dean’s List and Second Honors every eligible semester.  She interned at the U.S. House of Representatives for the Office of Nancy Pelosi while simultaneously completing a full course load.  Furthermore, as a four-year member of Georgetown University’s Cheerleading team, Hannah had the opportunity to support fellow students, perform at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C., and travel to New York City every year for the Big East tournament.  Hannah spent her summers back home interning for Orrick & Erskine LLP, a real estate litigation firm in Overland Park, Kansas, and Lockton Companies, an international insurance brokerage firm based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Hannah began law school at Notre Dame in the fall of 2017.  Now in her second year, Hannah serves as the President of the Women’s Legal Forum, as a research assistant for Professor James Seckinger, and as the Alumni Ambassador for Kansas City.  Additionally, Hannah is a Brief Writer and the Brief Writing Chair for the Vis Moot Court team and an Oralist for the National Health Law Moot Court team.

Hannah worked as a 2018 and 2019 summer associate for Shook, Hardy, & Bacon LLP.  While at Shook, Hannah was selected to join the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s 2018 Class of 1L Scholars, which is an organization designed to help a new and more diverse generation of attorneys ascend to positions of leadership.  Hannah worked  looks forward to returning to Shook, Hardy, & Bacon LLP next summer.

For the fall semester of her 3L year at Notre Dame, Hannah will be participating in Notre Dame’s London Law Program. 

Hannah accepted post graduate employment with Shook, Hardy, & Bacon as a litigation associate.  

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.