Griffith, Daniel

Father Dan Griffith

Distinguished Service Faculty

Father Griffith
(651) 962-4802

MSL 400
1000 LaSalle Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
M.A., Theology, University of St. Thomas
M. Div., University of St. Thomas
B.A., University of St. Thomas

Fr. Daniel Griffith was raised in Northeastern Wisconsin, the youngest of nine children and has happily resided in the Twin Cities for the past twenty years. Fr. Griffith was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in 2002. In January of 2012, Archbishop John C. Nienstedt appointed Fr. Griffith to the Faculty of the University of St. Thomas School of Law where he currently serves the Law School community as a Faculty Fellow of Law and as a Fellow in the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy. In conjunction with his Law School service, Fr. Griffith serves as Pastor-Designate of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Minneapolis, where he will become pastor in July of 2012. As a lawyer, Fr. Griffith has represented clients pro bono in the areas of Immigration Law and Criminal Law. Fr. Griffith has taught as an adjunct professor at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity and as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Currently, Fr. Griffith is teaching Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy and will offer the course, Law and Theology in the fall of 2012. Fr. Griffith’s scholarly interests lie in the area of Catholic Social Thought and Law as well as the intersection of Ethics and Law and Law and Religion. Fr. Griffith also serves the Law School community by celebrating weekly Mass, as Chaplain to the Murphy Institute, as liaison to Campus Ministry, and in his availability to students for spiritual counseling. In addition to his service at the Law School, Fr. Griffith currently serves as Chaplain and Board Member of the Lawyer’s Guild of St. Thomas More.

Courses Taught

Number Title Credits
793 Topics 0
794 Topics 0
798 Topics 0
950 Supervised Resrch & Writing .5

Area of Academic Expertise:

Catholic Social Thought and Law