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Welcome from the Director

Welcome to the Weigand Trust website! Whether you are a prospective applicant, a valued member of our alumni family, part of the national or local legal community, or someone simply interested in the essence of the Weigand Trust, we’re glad you stopped by.  I encourage you to explore our site, get to know our current and former scholars, and contact me to get any additional information you desire.

As the Trust’s Director, I am honored to facilitate this dynamic and ground-breaking legal foundation as we shape the State of Kansas’ legal community. Since its inception in 2004, the 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 Students

Katie Jo Baumgardner  3L, Notre Dame

"The generosity of Mr. Weigand's gift is overwhelming, and I am so grateful to have been chosen as a Weigand Scholar. The Weigand Trust is more than just a scholarship; ....

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Erica Bennett McCabe 1L, University of Kansas

"I am humbled by the generosity of Mr. Weigand, and I am honored to join the ranks of such a talented group of students and practitioners.   . . . 

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Nathaniel Martens 2L, Washburn

"With the creation of the J.L. Weigand Legal Education Trust, Mr. Weigand demonstrated his generosity and commitment to forever strengthening the Kansas legal community . . . 

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Robert Liam Reilly 1L, Notre Dame

"The opportunities afforded by the J.L. Weigand Trust are unrivaled and extremely generous.  The network of established Weigand alumni is an invaluable resource during and after law school. . . . .

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Matthew Schippers 2L, University of Kansas

"As a descendent of generations of Kansans, I am truly blessed and honored to join the Weigand Trust family. I thank J.L. Weigand, Jr. for his magnanimity in forming a legal legacy ...

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Martens follows big steps at Washburn

    Nathaniel Martens, 2L at Washburn School of Law, has been named Editor-in-Chief for Volume 55 of the Washburn Law Journal. He follows in the steps of Weigand Alumni Tim Belsan ('09), and Joletta Friesen ('06). Congratulations, Nathaniel!   

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Baumgardner Luningham's paper nominated for prestigious award

  Congratulations to Katie Jo Baumgardner Luningham, Notre Dame 3L.  Notre Dame's committee chose her note, titled Revisiting Rulemaking: Challenging the Montana Settlement's Title IX Sexual Harassment Blueprint  as the Law School's 2015 nominee for th…

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Thomas Ruane named shareholder at Polisnelli

Thomas Ruane, a 2006 Graduate of University of Kansas School of Law recently became shareholder at Polsinelli in Kansas City. He counsels clients primarily in the area of estate planning, the administration of estates and trusts, and business succession p…

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Meghan McEvoy joins Social Security Administration

  Congratulations to Meghan McEvoy (Washburn, '12)!  She accepted a position with the Social Security Administration in the Office of the General Counsel in Kansas City where she'll start after she completes her clerkship for the Hon. Carlos Murguia in…

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