Next week, Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lee A. Johnson will speak at the Washburn Tech Conference Center.
While the visit will not be open to the general public, Johnson will be speaking to Washburn Tech students, instructors and staff. His appearance is part of an observance of Constitution Day, which is held every year on Sept. 17 in remembrance of the Constitution’s ratification in 1787.
Johnson received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Kansas in 1969, and then served two years of active duty with the U.S. Army. Later, he graduated Summa Cum Laude from Washburn University School of Law. He was appointed to the Kansas Supreme Court in 2007.
The visit will give Johnson the opportunity to connect with an audience of young voters, who are vital to the democratic process.
“[Johnson] understands the importance of students understanding their rights and privileges guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights,” said Lynn Dawson, Washburn Tech’s legal office technical instructor, who secured the judge’s appearance.
Johnson’s WU Tech appearance is set for 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 23.