“The financial assistance that this scholarship will provide is surely of enormous consequence. However, my appreciation for such assistance, though great, is dwarfed by the scholarship’s other considerations.”
Weigand Scholar: 2007, 2008
University of Kansas, 2006
- Arthur Skidmore Award for Excellence in Philosophy
- Published academic article with KU faculty
J.D., Washburn University School of Law, 2009
- Comments Editor, Washburn Law Journal
- Research Assistant, Legal Research & Writing
- Washburn Law Clinig, Litigation
- Dawson Scholar
Alliance Defending Freedom
- Employment & Labor Law
- Class Actions
- Christian Legal Society
- American/Kansas/Wichita Bar Association
Mark serves as Senior Counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom. ADF is a national non-profit with international reach working on religious liberty.
Mark previously worked in Washington, D.C. in the class-action litigation division for one of the nation’s largest employers, the U.S. Postal Service. In addition to defending national class actions, Mark served as an advocate for the agency in national labor arbitrations. Before accepting his position in Washington, Mark served as a law clerk for the Honorable Eric F. Melgren at the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. Prior to his federal clerkship, Mark worked on a wide range of litigation matters as an associate at Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer, LLP, in Wichita.
During law school, Mark served as Comments Editor for the Washburn Law Journal,and upon earning the top paper in Legal Research & Writing, he served as a research assistant to Professor J. Lyn Entrikin, the former director of the legal writing department. Mark also served as litigation counsel in the Washburn Law Clinic.
As an undergraduate at the University of Kansas, Mark published an academic article with KU faculty and earned one of the philosophy department’s highest awards, the Arthur Skidmore Award for Excellence in Philosophy. A lifelong Jayhawk fan, Mark also worked as a tutor for the KU Athletic Department, assisting student-athletes in philosophy, ethics, and logic courses.
“Although I come from four generations of proud Kansans and would like to maintain that tradition, my reasons for wanting to remain in Kansas are forward-looking.”