Alan C. Page visits Thomson Reuters to talk about his NFL and legal careers
Minnesota’s first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Alan C. Page, stopped by Thomson Reuters Eagan campus last week to talk about his career in both in the NFL and legal professions, and about the Page Education Foundation.
Justice Page was elected to the court in 1992. He was reelected in 1998, 2004, and 2010. Previously, he served as an assistant attorney general and a special assistant attorney general, and was an associate with the Minnesota law firm of Lindquist & Vennum. He also is the founder of the Page Education Foundation, which assists students of color with post‑secondary education.
Justice Page is widely renowned for his career as a professional football player. Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988, he is best known for his role with the Minnesota Vikings and their “Purple People Eaters” defensive line in the 1970s.
Justice Page also had another reason for visiting Thomson Reuters. On a quarterly basis, FindLaw takes on a few pro bono website projects to give back to the community and to support FindLaw employees’ nonprofit interests. One of those sites was the Page Education Foundation’s site. The new site uses updated technology, provides an improved user experience and is built to support the latest mobile devices.
In the video below, Justice Page talks about the Page Foundation, his early influences that led to success in two professions, advice he would give someone considering a career in the law today, and the challenges of the bench today versus when he began his judicial career.