“I am incredibly proud to have been selected to be a part of the Weigand Family. I hope to represent J.L. Weigand’s legacy well in the Kansas legal community and at Washburn. I look forward to being mentored by fellow Weigand Scholars and mentoring young law students one day.”

Katherine A. Davis

Washburn University
Weigand Scholar: 2020

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Olathe, KS

US District Court for the District of Kansas

B.S.E, Elementary Education, Emporia State University, 2015

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Dean’s List all semesters
  • Vice President, Sigma Alpha Lambda, Leadership and Honor Society

J.D., Washburn University School of Law, 2020

  • Notes Editor, Washburn Law Journal
  • CALI Awards: Property, Contracts, Constitutional Law I
  • Judge J. Richard Foth Writing Award
  • Romano – Drill Scholarship Award

Kate is a lifelong Kansan who grew up in the Kansas City area. In 2015, she graduated from Emporia State University with a degree in Elementary Education. After college, she returned to Olathe, where she taught first grade for two years. While teaching, she discovered a passion for advocacy, which sparked her decision to attend law school. 

At Washburn, Kate was a Notes Editor for the Washburn Law Journal and a representative-at-large in the Washburn Student Bar Association. Kate worked as an associate in the Labor & Employment Group at Spencer Fane LLP in Kansas City for two years after graduating from law school. She now works as a law clerk for a federal judge.