“It is difficult to put into words the high regard I have for Mr. Weigand and the Weigand Trust. Through Mr. Weigand’s generosity and vision, the Trust has evolved into a unique and elite legal community of scholars. I am forever indebted to Mr. Weigand and the Trust for the support they have provided to me. I look forward to my continued involvement in the Trust, which will no doubt continue beyond law school.”
Weigand Scholar: 2012
B.A., Political Science
Benedictine College, 2009
- Dean’s Scholarship Recipient 2005-2009
- Graduated summa cum laude
- 4.0 President’s List for 7 semesters
- St. Thomas More Award for Law and Ethics 2009
- Discovery Scholar 2009
J.D., Washburn University School of Law, 2012
- Graduated summa cum laude
- Junior Staff Editor, Family Law Quarterly
- Top Papers- Contracts I; Contracts II; Legal Analysis, Research and Writing I; Administrative Law; Constitutional Litigation, Selected Topics in Torts and Law Practice Technologies; Writing for Law Practice
Social Security Administration
- Corporate and Commercial Litigation
- Insurance Defense Litigation
- Personal Injury and Product Liability Litigation
- Professional Responsibility: Give Us a Piece of Your Mind, July/ Aug 2011 issue of the Journal of the Kansas Bar Association
Throughout her undergraduate career, Meghan participated in a variety of activities. Meghan held several positions in the Criminology Club, including President, Vice-President, and Representative. She also took part in Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) Bible studies, was the Tennis Representative for Athletes in Training, and served as a Student Ambassador. Meghan graduated from Benedictine with a 3.981 grade point average. In addition to excelling in her studies, Meghan played on the varsity tennis team for three years, serving as the Co-Captain from 2006-2008. She also played on the junior varsity basketball team her sophomore year.
One of Meghan’s passions is community service. Meghan served as a Community Service Co-Chairperson for Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) legal fraternity. Meghan received the 2010 Benson Chapter Community Service Award from PAD. Through PAD, Meghan has coordinated two blood drives, organized a charity wine and cheese event, and planned a charity pool tournament to help the less fortunate. She has also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and volunteered at the 2008 Iowa Caucuses.
In law school, Meghan has received six Top Papers. She served on the Family Law Quarterly as a Junior Staff Editor. Meghan also held a class representative position in the Washburn Student Bar Association. During the summer after her first year of law school, Meghan worked at the United States Attorney’s Office in Topeka as a Federal Practice Clinic Extern. Meghan participated in a Federal Judicial Clerkship Externship with the Hon. Carlos Murguia in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. Meghan worked as a summer associate for Seigfreid, Bingham, Levy, Selzer & Gee, P.C. in Kansas City after her second year of law school. Following graduation, Meghan accepted a two year clerkship with the Hon. Carlos Murguia. She graduated with honors of Summa Cum Laude.
“Kansas has played an important role in my life. Kansas has been and will always be my home. The people of Kansas are some of the most hard-working, kind, and generous people I have come across. Anyone looking for a great place to work and live must not look far – Kansas has it all!”