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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

Kyle Calvin 2L, Washburn University

"Becoming a Weigand has, and forever will, represent me honorably. In the future, it is my goal to reciprocate by representing the Weigand Trust as honorably as it has represented me. . . . .

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Bobby Chipman 3L, Washburn University

"Mr. Weigand’s determination to advance the Kansas legal community through his altruistic philanthropy is something that I truly admire. . . . .

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Erica McCabe 2L, 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 3L, 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 2L, 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 3L, 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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Featured Alumni

News Center

Martens lands post graduate employment

Congratulations to Nathaniel Martens, 3L Weigand Scholar at Washburn!  He recently accepted post graduate employment at Fleeson Gooing in Wichita.

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Yowell Named Supreme Court Fellow

Amelia Yowell, three-time Weigand Scholar and graduate of Notre Dame Law School, '11 has been selected as the 2015-2016 Supreme Court Fellow assigned to the Administrative office of the U.S. Courts.   She will begin her fellowship in the fall after compl…

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Weigand Scholars share a day to remember!

“My first official Weigand Field Trip Day was one to remember!” Following another semester of challenging coursework, the current Weigand scholars punctuated the school year with a field trip across northeast Kansas. The trip encompassed a variety of act…

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Baumgardner Luningham: One of Nation's Best Legal Writers

Katie Jo Baumgardner Luningham has been recognized as one of the nation's best legal writers.  Katie Jo was selected as a 2015 winner of a Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing in Law School.  The Burton Foundation, in association with the Library …

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