Legal Ethics

Former adjunct law prof suspended for 90 days after taking plea in law-student harassment case

A 70-year-old Minnesota sports law attorney has had his law license suspended for at least 90 days for sexual harassment after taking a plea in a criminal case in which he was accused of exposing himself to a female law student.

Clark Calvin Griffith was an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law at the time of the incident and was reportedly meeting with the student at a restaurant to discuss her participation in a legal clinic. He took a plea last year in Ramsey County District Court and was sentenced to probation and a fine, the Pioneer Press reports. The criminal case was then dismissed a year later.

The suspension was imposed by the state supreme court Tuesday and takes effect Nov. 19. One member of the court argued that it should have been for at least six months.

Griffith is the son of a former owner of the Minnesota Twins.

Hat tip: Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

See also: “William Mitchell Law Prof, Son of Onetime Team Owner, Is Accused of Exposing Himself” “Former Adjunct Prof Faces Discipline Case After Plea re Indecent Exposure to Law Student”

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