Kansas Supreme Court Justice to Visit Washburn Tech

September 10, 2014

Topeka, Kan. – A member of the state’s highest court will speak at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 23, in the Washburn Tech Conference Center at 5724 SW Huntoon. Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lee A. Johnson will address students, instructors and staff on the U.S. Constitution, the role of the court in interpreting it and guaranteed rights.

Justice Johnson’s visit is part of Washburn Tech’s observance of Constitution Day, which is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is normally observed on September 17, the day the document was signed in 1787.

A native of Caldwell, Kan., Justice Johnson received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Kansas and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Washburn University School of Law. Upon graduation, he practiced law in his hometown. In 2001, he began serving on the Kansas Court of Appeals and then was appointed to the Kansas Supreme Court in 2007.