“Having been born and raised in Wichita, KS, I am beyond excited to be a J.L. Weigand, Jr. Trust Scholarship recipient. I feel blessed and lucky to be part of this family. Although there is outstanding monetary assistance provided with the scholarship, the people are what matter the most. I hope to honor J.L.’s legacy by serving this state well.”

Paige E. Reese

Washburn University
Weigand Scholar: 2021

Wichita, KS


B.S., Computer Science, Wichita State University, 2018

B.A., Political Science, Wichita State University, 2018

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • Dean’s List (3 semesters)
  • Senior Honor Woman

J.D. Candidate, Washburn University School of Law, 2021. 

Paige E. Reese is a current third-year student at Washburn University School of Law. Her dream has been to go to law school since she was only ten years old, but her path to achieve this goal has changed over the years. After discussions with her high school Calculus teacher (and role model), she was motivated to pursue an engineering degree. She chose to major in both Computer Science and Political Science at Wichita State University. She hopes to practice as a patent attorney following her graduation from Washburn Law.

In law school, Paige participates in multiple extra-curricular activities. She serves as the Senior Articles Editor on the Washburn Law Journal, Treasurer of the Washburn Student Bar Association, Vice President of the Intellectual Property Law Society, Vice President of the Pro Bono Society, and Chair of WashCall. These organizations have formed Paige into the student leader she has always hoped to be. In these roles, she has found a way to give back to the university, the students it serves, and the state as a whole. During her summer after her 2L year, she split her time between two firms: Erise IP and Patterson + Sheridan. At both firms, she served as an intellectual property summer associate. 

Paige accepted a full-time remote associate position with Patterson + Sheridan, an intellectual property boutique firm. This firm is based out of Texas, but also has offices in California, New Jersey, and North Carolina. Paige will be practicing in patent prosecution and will be working on a fully remote track. She will be staying in Kansas upon her graduation, either in Wichita or the greater Kansas City area. She plans to remain involved in Kansas, including in local bar associations, and the Kansas Bar Association, and hopes to give more Kansans the opportunity to work with a homegrown patent attorney.

Outside of studying and participating in student organizations, Paige enjoys spending time with her fiancé and family. She loves anything and everything Kansas and is thrilled to have been selected as part of the Weigand family. Ad Astra Per Aspera!