“Receiving the Weigand Scholarship means a lot to me and will be invaluable as I continue to pursue my education – both for the financial assistance it provides and for the motivation to try even harder to meet my goals and aspirations! To know I have supporters and to be rewarded for my hard work so far is very encouraging.”


Ivery Goldstein

University of Kansas
Weigand Scholar: 2006

Hometown:
Emporia, KS

Education:
B.A. Political Science and English
Emporia State University, 2003

  • Graduated magna cum laude

M.A., American Studies, University of Kansas, 2006

J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, 2006

  • Kansas Law Review
  • Judicial Clerkship Clinic
  • Moot Court Competition

Employer:
Kansas Supreme Court and University of Kansas

Practice Areas:

  • Employment Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Medical Malpractice Law

Ivery‚Äôs collegiate accomplishments began at Emporia State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, belonged to five different Honor Societies and Leadership Programs and won Best Political Science Paper. 

While at The University of Kansas School of Law, Ivery racked up an impressive list of accomplishments. She served as a staff member of the Kansas Law Review, participated in the Judicial Clerkship Clinic, and the Moot Court Competition. She received the CALI Award in Local Government Law and Criminal Procedure as a result of having the top grade in the courses. During her last year of law school, she worked as a research assistant to Professor Rick Levy and researched constitutional law and school finance issues. During her last semester, she participated in an externship with Housing and Urban Development’s legal department in Kansas City, focusing on sexual harassment in landlord-tenant relationships. She also received the graduate certificate in Women’s Studies in 2006.

In addition to full-time law studies, Ivery pursued graduate work in American Studies. She earned both a J.D. and an M.A. in three years. Ivery accomplished all this while also teaching an introductory law course at Emporia State University. 

Currently, Ivery works full-time for the Kanas Supreme Court for Chief Justice Nuss in chambers, researching matters before the court.  Ivery is also in pursuit of her PhD at KU in American Studies with an emphasis on legal history, disability, and discrimination legislation.  

Ivery is co-chair of the Kansas Women Attorney Association committee for outreach and education.  

“Receiving the Weigand scholarship is a wonderful opportunity.” Goldstein said. “The generosity of the Weigand Trust in supporting and encouraging Kansas students to continue to achieve success is remarkable. I am very honored and grateful to be a recipient.”

Her work experience includes judicial clerkships for The Honorable Robert Fairchild (2004 – 2005), The Honorable John Sanderson (2002) and working as an intern at Barber Emerson LC in Lawrence. She has also worked for the Emporia Public Library and the Northwestern University Library Art Collection. Immediately following graduation in 2006, Ivery served as a Research Attorney on the Central Research Staff of the Kansas Court of Appeals. In August of 2008, she accepted a position under the Honorable Tom Malone in the Kansas Court of Appeals. Her commitment and service to Kansas exemplifies the spirit of the Weigand Trust.

She served as the personnel attorney with the Kansas Department of Transportation from 2010 to 2014 and practiced at Simpson Logback Lynch Norris P.A..


“Although I have certainly had opportunities to leave Kansas and explore my options elsewhere, remaining in Kansas is a priority for me. I want to continue to maintain and grow the support networks that I have established here over my lifetime and which have enabled me to accomplish so much already.”