Published on: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Robert Vischer has announced that Father Dan Griffith will join the School of Law community in January, 2012. Fr. Griffith will serve as Distinguished Service faculty, an appointment he received from the University of St. Thomas. In his first semester at the School of Law, Fr. Griffith will offer a course on Catholic social teaching and the law. The course will equip students to analyze and critique current issues of law and public policy through the lens offered by Catholic social teaching.
Many in the school are familiar with Fr. Griffith from his ministry at the School of Law which has included presiding over mass at the School of Law for the past several years. As a law school graduate and diocesan priest, Fr. Griffith has a strong interest in helping students explore the relationship between their faith commitments and their work as lawyers. Aside from his teaching duties, he will work with the Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy, and be available to provide spiritual counseling for students.
In addition to his law school service, Fr. Griffith will be assisting at Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Minneapolis where he will become pastor this summer.