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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, 2L, 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, 2L, University of Kansas

"There's a reason that I came back to Kansas after going to school in Texas. It's my home state, I'm proud of it, and I want to help others recognize what makes it great. The Weigand Trust has done so much to strengthen the legal community of Kansas, and for that reason I'm proud . . .  

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Hannah Sanchez, 1L, Notre Dame 

"I am humbled by the generosity of JL Weigand and by the incredible successes of fellow Scholars. While the financial support cannot be understated, I am truly grateful for the opportunity to join a family of accomplished attorneys and current students committed to serving Kansas. It is a ...

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Jennifer Salva, 2L, Washburn

"It is an honor to become part of an organization built on the values of service, scholarship, and dedication to the profession of law in Kansas that J.L. Weigand demonstrated. I strive to emulate the Weigand legacy. Thank you for allowing me this incredible opportunity."

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Featured Alumni

News Center

Matthew T. Schippers joins Wichita firm TWG

See press release here 

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2017-2018 Weigand Scholars Announced!

  Hannah Sanchez, Michael Hayes, Molly Campbell, and Jennifer Salva have been awarded Weigand Scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year. Click here for more information about each scholar.    

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Luningham named Alumni of the Year

  Katie Jo Luningham, Notre Dame graduate, 2015, was awarded Alumni of the Year by the Weigand Trust.   "This award recognizes more than a single act or service.  It recognizes an attitude.  Katie Jo has repeatedly gone the extra step in not only helpin…

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Belsan promoted at OIL

Congratulations to Tim Belsan, Washburn '09 who has recently been promoted to Deputy Chief for the National Security & Affirmative Litigation Unit within the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Immigration Litigation.

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