“It is simply an honor to join the elite individuals of this organization. The opportunities created by the Weigand Trust are phenomenal! It is such a relief to be able to focus on the excellence of education I will be receiving and not the expense. Not only will the trust enable me to pursue the legal education I desire, but will enable me to in return serve others. I am extremely grateful for this honor.”
Weigand Scholar: 2008
B.A.- Music, Minor – Political Science
Emporia State University, 2006
- Graduated summa cum laude
- Dwight and Ida Curry Newberg Outstanding Senior Nominee
J.D., Washburn University School of Law, 2010
- Case, Moses, Zimmerman & Wilson P.A. Scholarship
- Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Scholarship
- Natural Resources Law Certificate
- National Order of Scribes
- Notes Editor, Washburn Law Journal
- Graduated with Dean’s Honors
- Water Scarcity: The Need to Apply a Regulatory Takings Analysis to Partial Restrictions on Water Use [Casitas Mun. Water Dist. V. United States, 543 F.3D 1276 (Fed. Cir. 2008)], Washburn Law Journal
During her undergraduate program at Emporia State University, Jennifer was a member and co-chair of the Pre-Law Club. She also belonged to Phi Eta Sigma (freshman honor society), SPURS (sophomore honor society), and Phi Kappa Phi (collegiate honor society). She additionally served as a music department accompanist and was employed by ESU’s Business Affairs Department.
Jennifer graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Music and a minor in Political Science. Following graduation, she accepted a position as a graduate research assistant and completed prerequisite courses for an MBA degree.
While attending Washburn University School of Law, Jennifer was awarded Top Paper in Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I, Public Land Law and Top Brief in Legal Analysis, Research and Writing II. She received scholarships from Case, Moses, Zimmerman, & Wilson P.A. and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. She earned a Natural Resources Law Certificate from Washburn and was inducted into the National Order of Scribes.
As a member of the Washburn Law Journal, her case commentary titled “Water Scarcity: The Need to Apply a Regulatory Takings Analysis to Partial Restrictions on Water Use [Casitas Mun. Water Dist. v. United States, 543 F.3D 1276 (Fed. Cir. 2008)]” was selected for publication in Volume 48, Issue 3 of the Journal. She also served as a Notes Editor for Volume 49.
During law school, Jennifer interned with or clerked for the Kansas Corporation Commission, Kansas Department of Agriculture, and the Kansas Legislative Research Department. Upon receiving her J.D., Jennifer accepted a fellowship with the Kansas Legislative Research Department.
Jennifer was an associate at two Kansas law firms before serving as Associate General Counsel and Vice President – Land Administration at Slawson Exploration Company, Inc. in Wichita, Kansas until 2022.
“I have had the opportunity to travel and study in different countries, but the one place that I choose to call home is Kansas. It is always a joy to be able to return to the people and values that I know and hold in high esteem.”