1L Katie Jo Baumgardner Awarded Weigand Scholarship

Author: Kyle Fitzenreiter

Katie Jo Baumgardner

“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; it offers a tremendous opportunity to join a family of attorneys and scholars who have a deep devotion to serving Kansas. As someone who shares that love for Kansas, I am humbled and honored to join the Weigand family,” said Baumgardner.

Baumgardner’s education at Baylor includes studies in Maastricht, The Netherlands (’09) and Baylor in Southeast Asia (Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia, The Philippines ’10, ’11).

Baumgardner graduated from Baylor in ’11 with a Bachelor of Arts in University Scholars. Last summer, she was a legal assistant for Wagstaff & Cartmell in Kansas City. This summer, Baumgardner will join Taylor working at Husch, Blackwell in Kansas City.

The J.L. Weigand, Jr. Notre Dame Legal Education Trust offers scholarships to incoming and upperclassmen attending, University of Notre Dame Law School, Washburn University School of Law, and University of Kansas School of Law. The purpose of the Trust is to actively promote excellence in legal education and to encourage the most scholastically qualified students who are long-term Kansas residents to remain in or return to Kansas to practice law.

Previous NDLS Weigand scholars include:

Sara Burch (J.D. ’13)

Ryan Raybould (J.D. ’12)

Nicholas Monaghan (J.D. ’09)
2006-07, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009

Jennifer Curfman (J.D. ’09)
2006-2007 and 2007-2008

Christina Pyle (J.D. ’11)
2008-2009, 2009-2010, and 2011-2012

Amelia Yowell (J.D. ’11)
2008-2009, 2009-2010, and 2011-2012

Christopher McLemore (J.D. ’07)
2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007

Caroline Walling (J.D. ’06)
2004-2005, 2005-2006