Student leader impeached at Charleston School of Law

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The president of Charleston School of Law’s Student Bar Association has been impeached.

Shun Griffin, 25, is facing a stalking charge in Columbia.

John Gentry, a third-year student and a member of the Student Bar Association’s Senate, said the group voted Sunday to impeach Griffin.

The SBA’s vice president has stepped into the group’s top post, Gentry said. According to the law school’s website, Andrea Ruege was the group’s vice president.

Griffin did not respond to an email for comment Tuesday.

In the next several days, the SBA will release the minutes of Sunday’s meeting to the student body, Gentry said.

Gentry said Griffin was impeached, in part, because of the stalking charge, but also because of “practical considerations for him not doing his job.”

Griffin was arrested Oct. 21 in Columbia and charged with stalking a former girlfriend, according to Richland County court records brought to The Post and Courier’s attention last month.

Charleston School of Law spokesman Andy Brack said the SBA is an extracurricular activity, outside the purview of the formal law school structure. It has its own constitution and processes.

“We understand the association voted to remove Mr. Griffin from his leadership position over the weekend, just as any organization may elect to do,” Brack said. “More information will have to come from the organization, as the administration has an informal policy of keeping out of the business of student groups.”

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