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Welcome from the Director

Since its inception in 2004, the J.L. Weigand, Jr. Notre Dame Legal Education Trust has provided support in a variety of ways to the best Kansas law students.  Today, we’re fortunate to have a rich treasure chest of alumni leading the way in developing a family-like network of excellence and opportunities.

Each year, we strive to add value to what our organization offers, for the betterment of our scholars and, ultimately, the citizens of Kansas.  After reviewing this site, I think you’ll agree that it’s exciting to see what happens when you bring the best legal minds in Kansas together! 

Claudette Glenn


Current Scholars

Molly Campbell, 3L, Notre Dame 

"I am honored to have been named a Weigand Scholar and to join such an impressive group of alumni and current students. I could not be more grateful to J.L. Weigand, Jr., and the Trust for their generosity and for making my legal education possible."

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Michael Hayes, 3L, University of Kansas

"The Weigand Scholarship has undoubtedly been one of the best parts of my 2L summer and school year.  So far, the most helpful part of the scholarship is the ability to discuss legal careers with the Weigand alumni.  They always offer their unbiased opinions and have plenty of experience to draw from.  Moreover, they also seem to care about the success - and not just professional success, but personal happiness - of the current scholars.  Because the alumni are employed in various firms and government agencies, the scholars can gain a much broader perspective on the practice of law than the could, say, from professors or from summer employment."  

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Audrey Koehler, 3L, Washburn

“I am honored to be selected as a Weigand Scholar. I have been incredibly impressed by the Weigand scholars and alumni, and am excited to be a part of a group dedicated to excellence in the Kansas legal community. I have been afforded many opportunities through the generosity of Kansans and look forward to showing my gratitude for that generosity by dedication to the Kansas community.”

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Hannah Sanchez, 2L, Notre Dame 

"In my short time as a Weigand, I have witnessed the special community that J.L.'s legacy has established.  The Weigand Trust is truly a family.  Without fail, the alumni, current scholars, and my mentors are always willing to pay it forward.  It is deeply reassuring to be able to reach out to anyone in the Weigand family who I can relate to on a personal and professional level."  

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Jennifer Salva, 3L, Washburn

"I have benefited in so many different ways during my first year as a Weigand scholar—from the network this organization provides to gain career advice and guidance, to the support and encouragement that have reaffirmed my strong desire to serve Kansans, especially those with barriers to access to justice.  I am eager to see what this year as a Weigand scholar brings, and look forward to contributing to the continued growth of the program as I build my legal career.”

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Featured Alumni

News Center

Sam Foreman announced member at Fleeson, Gooing

Congratulations to Sam Foreman on his recent promotion! 

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Belsan moves up at DOJ

Tim Belsan, Washburn '09, was recently named the Chief of the National Security and Affirmative Litigation Unit within the Office of Immigratiion at the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.   Congratulations, Tim! 

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Kansas has a new Assistant US Attorney!

  Sarah Macke, 2009 graduate of Notre Dame Law School, will be joining the US Attorney's office in Topeka in early 2019.  Sarah has clerked for The Honorable Eric F. Melgren in the US District Court, District of Kansas in Wichita for the last year and …

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Taylor Concannon joins Judge's chambers

Taylor Concannon has accepted a clerk position for Judge Nancy L. Moritz, in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Congratulations, Taylor! 

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Campbell assists with filing to vacate judgment in murder case

Notre Dame Law School press release - Click here      South Bend Tribune coverage - Click here.  

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Campbell accepts clerkship in Topeka

Congratulations to Molly Campbell, rising 3L at Notre Dame. She accepted a post-graduate clerkship with the U.S. District Court, District of  Kansas with Judge Daniel D. Crabtree. Molly's clerkship is from August 2019 to August 2020.  

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