The Honorable Lisa P. Page of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, will speak at Southeast Missouri State University Sept. 16, commemorating Constitution Day.
Page, a Southeast graduate, will discuss the decision in Hazelwood v. Kuhlemeir, a freedom of the press case that arose when student journalists were told by their principal that stories on teen pregnancy and divorce could not be printed in the school newspaper. The students filed suit and took their case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Page will speak at noon in University Center’s Ballroom A. The event and is free and open to the public.
A Festus, Missouri, native, Page graduated magna cum laude from Southeast in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, and cum laude from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1997.
She practiced law in Festus from 1997-2005 with a strong emphasis on Alternative Dispute Resolution and domestic relations. She was appointed Family Court Commissioner on April 29, 2005, and was elected Jefferson County’s first female circuit court judge effective Jan. 1, 2007. Page was appointed in December 2015 to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.
Page and her husband Eddie have three children, Maggie, Joe and Annalisa.
Southeast’s Constitution Day is sponsored by the Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Religion, and the Law, Politics, and Society Club.