Former Cowley student named a Weigand Scholar

Emily Reed, a 2016 Cowley College graduate, recently was named a Weigand Scholar at the University of Kansas School of Law.

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.

Reed is an upcoming second-year student. She won the Payne and Jones Lawyering Award for best memo in her section during her first semester. Reed also co-founded and is the current vice president of the law school’s Midwest Innocence Project Student Organization. Reed will be an associate next summer at Spencer Fane, LLP in Kansas City.

“I am honored to be named a Weigand Scholar and to be included in such an accomplished group of individuals,” Reed said. “I look forward to being a part of the Weigand family and playing a part in giving back to my home state.”

Reed spent two years at Cowley, where she played volleyball and was second-team all-conference and all-region, competing at Nationals both years. She spent an additional season at Lander University in South Carolina and made it to the NCAA Division II National Tournament. She then returned to Kansas to finish her undergraduate degree at Emporia State University, where she was a file clerk for Atherton and Huth Law Office.

Reed graduated Summa Cum Laude from ESU with a B.S. in Political Science.

Reed was also active on the Cowley campus and had her work displayed during the Life: Through Word and Lens event.

Cowley Humanities and Communication Chair Marlys Cervantes served as Reed’s academic advisor.

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