3L Taylor Concannon Awarded Weigand Scholarship

Photograph: Taylor Concannon.Taylor Concannon, a Hugoton native, is a two-time winner of the Weigand Scholarship, and will be a 3L at Washburn University School of Law. In 2010, she graduated summa cum laude from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Political Science.

Taylor is Comments Editor on the Washburn Law Journal and serves as a Student Ambassador. She is a member of Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity. This summer, Taylor will be working at Husch Blackwell in Kansas City and Foulston Siefkin in Wichita.

The J.L. Weigand Trust – which offers the largest legal education scholarships in the United States – was established to offer assistance to law students from the state of Kansas. The scholarship provides full tuition, fees, books, and a room and board allowance for selected long-term Kansas residents. Funding for Taylor's scholarship is provided by the J.L. Weigand Trust and Washburn University School of Law.

In addition to providing full scholarships, the J.L. Weigand Trust provides its scholars with invaluable mentoring and legal networking opportunities to facilitate both career placement in Kansas and career development during and after their graduation from law school.

J.L. Weigand, Jr., a native of Wichita who returned to his birth city after earning a B.S. from Notre Dame and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown Law School, established the J.L. Weigand Trust to actively promote excellence in legal education and to encourage the most scholastically qualified Kansans to remain in or return to Kansas to practice law.

Claudette Glenn, Director for the J.L. Weigand Trust said, "Through his commitment, sacrifices and generosity, Mr. Weigand established a legacy that will benefit Kansas law students for generations to come. What a tremendous gift to Kansas!"

The J.L. Weigand Trust was established in 2004 and has awarded 67 scholarships, worth a combined value of just over $2 million.