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CSOL Honor Code Violation Goes Unpunished

“Students of (the) Charleston School of Law shall not lie, cheat, steal, nor tolerate those who do.” That’s the cookie cutter honor code at the Lowcountry law school we have mercilessly mocked (and with good reason) over the years. But is it worth the paper it’s printed on? Not in…

“Students of (the) Charleston School of Law shall not lie, cheat, steal, nor tolerate those who do.”

That’s the cookie cutter honor code at the Lowcountry law school we have mercilessly mocked (and with good reason) over the years. But is it worth the paper it’s printed on?

Not in the case of former Charleston School of Law (CSOL) student bar association president Shun Griffin – a liberal activist who is currently staring down  stalking charges in Richland County, S.C. On April 11, students at the school were notified via email that “the Honor Council disposed of one Honor Code violation through an Admission of Guilt, pursuant to the Honor Council Rules.”

According to multiple source familiar with the case, the subject of this violation was none other than Griffin – who was impeached back in February.

What happened?

“After Shun’s felony arrest, he hacked into a fellow student’s e-mail account and was sending school wide emails as that student,” one source familiar with the case tell FITS. “When this was discovered, he was investigated for a code of conduct violation. During this time, Shun did not come to school and was not permitted to be on campus.”

As he has done with the stalking charge, Griffin steadfastly denied the hacking allegations leveled against him. However upon learning that the honor charge would proceed to a trial, he confessed and was convicted by admission of guilt.

Despite this honor code conviction, Griffin continues to attend classes at CSOL. In fact he is scheduled to graduate this weekend with his classmates.

What?

Why hasn’t Griffin been given the boot?

“The administration has been so scared of Shun because he has been a divisive and controversial ‘activist’ from day one on campus,” one source tells FITS.

Scared of him? Or cozy with him? Griffin reportedly takes tea once a week with CSOL dean Andy Abrams – one of his staunchest supporters.

Clearly that relationship has helped him evade responsibility for his actions …

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53 comments

Steve May 9, 2013 at 8:49 am

Why don’t you report on Bakari Sellers honor code problems as USC.

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Smirks May 9, 2013 at 9:19 am

If he won’t, you’re more than welcome to tell us all about it.

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Steve May 10, 2013 at 8:49 am

This is what I know….in law school, his last semester, he never showed up for class. He shows up for exams. As part of taking the exam, you certify that you have not missed more than the allowed number of absences. He took the exam despite having exceeded the number of allowances and someone turned him in for an honor code violation. Despite that, they let him do something (this is the part I am not sure of and wish someone would dig deeper) over the summer so that he could graduate. USC School of Law doesn’t offer summer school so he didn’t take his entire load of classes over. He was expelled or suspended from the school for a year like the honor code calls for. And he was allowed to get his diploma that August or September.

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WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot August 1, 2013 at 9:38 am

Well you clearly don’t know what you are talking about. USC SOL does offer summer classes. Also, Bakari Sellers served as state representative during the semester in question and was balancing attendance at USC with serving his constituents in the legislature. When there was a conflict, he chose to serve his constituents (admirable). Finally, there are several options for students who miss more than the allowed number of classes that allows them to sit for exams without violating the honor code. I’m also fairly certain he was never suspended or expelled. Get it together, Steve.

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GrandTango May 9, 2013 at 8:59 am

So: OJ Simpson, Steve Benjamin, Charlie Rangel, Randy Scott, New Black Panthers, Al Sharpton, Kobe Bryant, ACORN, Eric Holder, Ray Lewis, Bakari Sellers, Barry Bonds, Lillian McBride, Jesse Jackson…and on and on and on…Went Unpunished…..
What’s your point????

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Smirks May 9, 2013 at 9:19 am

If he won’t, you’re more than welcome to tell us all about it.

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Steve May 10, 2013 at 8:49 am

This is what I know….in law school, his last semester, he never showed up for class. He shows up for exams. As part of taking the exam, you certify that you have not missed more than the allowed number of absences. He took the exam despite having exceeded the number of allowances and someone turned him in for an honor code violation. Despite that, they let him do something (this is the part I am not sure of and wish someone would dig deeper) over the summer so that he could graduate. USC School of Law doesn’t offer summer school so he didn’t take his entire load of classes over. He was expelled or suspended from the school for a year like the honor code calls for. And he was allowed to get his diploma that August or September.

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WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot August 1, 2013 at 9:38 am

Well you clearly don’t know what you are talking about. USC SOL does offer summer classes. Also, Bakari Sellers served as state representative during the semester in question and was balancing attendance at USC with serving his constituents in the legislature. When there was a conflict, he chose to serve his constituents (admirable). Finally, there are several options for students who miss more than the allowed number of classes that allows them to sit for exams without violating the honor code. I’m also fairly certain he was never suspended or expelled. Get it together, Steve.

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mph May 9, 2013 at 9:20 am

Let me answer a question with question: Who gives a shit?

And Big T, would you like me to respond with white names? Here, let me throw out one: Mark Sanford.

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GrandTango May 9, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Mark Sanford was thoroughly investigated and charged heavy fines.
And his real “crime” was to cheat on his wife and kids. That’s NOT ILLEGAL!!!
Yet you want to jail him and compare him w/ ciminals. That’s how F&*#in STUPID you Leftwing Dirtbags are…

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Dong May 10, 2013 at 8:19 am

I’m pretty sure violating a family court order can be described as illegal.

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GrandTango May 10, 2013 at 9:17 am

Again: I’m SURE Sanford paid for his ‘crime’ (it was punished) to the full extent of the law.
The subject here is the offender going UNPUNISHED, and the trend that allows some Americans to walk Free, while others must ABIDE by our laws..and the DISGUSTING reason why we have two sets of laws…
You carping little @$$-holes are falling short in making your case…because you HAVE NONE!!!!

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ARob June 7, 2013 at 1:29 pm

In the Sanford incident, an actual crime was committed. It can be a violation of the CSOL honor code to commit a crime, however, as in this case, it is not necessarily a crime to violate the CSOL honor code. Thus, I, for one, have no problem with the, “offender” being able to “walk free” because I don’t want to put people in jail just because they violated their college’s honor code. That’s why it’s called ‘Honor Code’ instead of ‘Criminal Code’. As far as the stalking charge goes, I’m sure Shun will be punished to the fullest extent of the law in the event he is convicted of the crime with which he is charged. Not defending Shun here, just pointing out the fact that the above post is moronic.

GrandTango June 7, 2013 at 2:15 pm

You’re actually just saying: It’s OK if a certain type of person does it…because you want to protect certain types based on your political ideology…
Maybe that’s not moronic…but it’s unjust, corrupt and un-American…
You are disgusting to support it….

Swingline May 10, 2013 at 9:00 am

Technically, GrandTango, you’re a fucking moron.

“SECTION 16-15-60. Adultery or fornication.
Any man or woman who shall be guilty of the crime of adultery or fornication shall be liable to indictment and, on conviction, shall be severally punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars or imprisonment for not less than six months nor more than one year or by both fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the court.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 16-406; 1952 Code Section 16-406; 1942 Code Section 1435; 1932 Code Section 1435; Cr. C. ’22 Section 375; Cr. C. ’12 Section 382; Cr. C. ’02 Section 290; G. S. 2588; R. S. 251; 1880 (17) 328.

SECTION 16-15-70. “Adultery” defined.

“Adultery” is the living together and carnal intercourse with each other or habitual carnal intercourse with each other without living together of a man and woman when either is lawfully married to some other person.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 16-407; 1952 Code Section 16-407; 1942 Code Section 1436; 1932 Code Section 1436; Cr. C. ’22 Section 376; Cr. C. ’12 Section 383; Cr. C. ’02 Section 291; G. S. 2589; R. S. 252; 1880 (17) 328.

SECTION 16-15-80. “Fornication” defined.

“Fornication” is the living together and carnal intercourse with each other or habitual carnal intercourse with each other without living together of a man and woman, both being unmarried.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 16-408; 1952 Code Section 16-408; 1942 Code Section 1437; 1932 Code Section 1437; Cr. C. ’22 Section 277; Cr. C. ’12 Section 384; Cr. C. ’02 Section 292; G. S. 2590; R. S. 253; 1880 (17) 328. “

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mph May 9, 2013 at 9:20 am

Let me answer a question with question: Who gives a shit?

And Big T, would you like me to respond with white names? Here, let me throw out one: Mark Sanford.

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Honkey White Bread May 9, 2013 at 9:30 am Reply
Honkey White Bread May 9, 2013 at 9:30 am Reply
jimlewisowb May 9, 2013 at 9:38 am

Looks like Shun will get a law degree
Take the bar exam 32 times then be granted pro bozo license
Practice law for a couple of days
Open a shop selling African Artifacts from Mexico
Win a seat in the South Carolina Senate
Discover and recover slave ship from bottom of Upper Saluda River
Get taxpayers to fund trillion dollar museum for his slave ship
Be appointed Lt. Governor
Spurn legitimate election process to become Governor
Cash in debts from other cockroaches to become Chief Justice of the SC Supreme Court
First order of business to locate and hold in contempt of court for life one known as sicwillie
Shun will choke to death on a hunk of filet mignon on the 30th day of his Reign of Vengenance while dinning with Filet Mignon Governorness of South Carolina

Believe It or Not

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jimlewisowb May 9, 2013 at 9:38 am

Looks like Shun will get a law degree
Take the bar exam 32 times then be granted pro bozo license
Practice law for a couple of days
Open a shop selling African Artifacts from Mexico
Win a seat in the South Carolina Senate
Discover and recover slave ship from bottom of Upper Saluda River
Get taxpayers to fund trillion dollar museum for his slave ship
Be appointed Lt. Governor
Spurn legitimate election process to become Governor
Cash in debts from other cockroaches to become Chief Justice of the SC Supreme Court
First order of business to locate and hold in contempt of court for life one known as sicwillie
Shun will choke to death on a hunk of filet mignon on the 30th day of his Reign of Vengenance while dinning with Filet Mignon Governorness of South Carolina

Believe It or Not

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McDingus May 9, 2013 at 9:51 am

The only way an Honor Code can function properly is with a single sanction: removal from the community. You would think it wouldn’t come as a surprise to a guy named Shun.

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McDingus May 9, 2013 at 9:51 am

The only way an Honor Code can function properly is with a single sanction: removal from the community. You would think it wouldn’t come as a surprise to a guy named Shun.

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Thomas May 9, 2013 at 10:14 am

I don’t understand why you keep reporting this Mickey Mouse story. It’s a STUDENT government matter. WHO GIVES A SHIT?

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Thomas May 9, 2013 at 10:14 am

I don’t understand why you keep reporting this Mickey Mouse story. It’s a STUDENT government matter. WHO GIVES A SHIT?

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Squishy123 May 9, 2013 at 10:48 am

If they’re not going to lie, cheat, or steal… how will they ever become lawyers?

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lowcorider May 9, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Much less republican state senators.

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GrandTango May 9, 2013 at 8:39 pm

A black dude, who can cheat and steal, and laugh his @$$ off, unpunished…
You know he will be the celebrated and incoming president of the Liberal and democrat Trial Lawyer Assoc.

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Squishy123 May 9, 2013 at 10:48 am

If they’re not going to lie, cheat, or steal… how will they ever become lawyers?

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Lowcorider May 9, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Much less republican state senators.

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9" May 9, 2013 at 3:02 pm

G A Y D A R A L E R T ! ! !

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9" May 9, 2013 at 3:02 pm

G A Y D A R A L E R T ! ! !

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A Friend May 9, 2013 at 8:08 pm

I don’t know about this kid, but that’s a POS “law school.”

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Insider Information May 10, 2013 at 3:09 pm

He is a good kid. He’s been harassed, bullied, and god knows whatelse. I’m a student there and I don’t know him well but sure can say he dealt with a lot. From what I know he has done nothing wrong. Sad day when future lawyer act so stupid and spread lies everywhere. He has been through enough. Leave the kid alone. This is likely Whitney Wilder or Lauren Ellison. Good grief and god help us

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A Friend May 9, 2013 at 8:08 pm

I don’t know about this kid, but that’s a POS “law school.”

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Insider Information May 10, 2013 at 3:09 pm

He is a good kid. He’s been harassed, bullied, and god knows whatelse. I’m a student there and I don’t know him well but sure can say he dealt with a lot. From what I know he has done nothing wrong. Sad day when future lawyer act so stupid and spread lies everywhere. He has been through enough. Leave the kid alone. This is likely Whitney Wilder or Lauren Ellison. Good grief and god help us

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Darth May 10, 2013 at 9:45 am

BUUUUUTT Willllll, yo gots to give him a pass, xcause he a brotha an he fo’ Lulu Coburg’s Bush…

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Chris May 10, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Coburg? Anti-semite? Feel free to join the rest of the world in 2013 whenever you feel like it.

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Darth May 10, 2013 at 9:45 am

BUUUUUTT Willllll, yo gots to give him a pass, xcause he a brotha an he fo’ Lulu Coburg’s Bush…

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Chris May 10, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Coburg? Anti-semite? Feel free to join the rest of the world in 2013 whenever you feel like it.

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CSOLJOKE May 10, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Yeah, no surprise here. CSOL and the administration/founders there will bend over backwards if they think it may affect their bottom line. And yeah, they play the race card as hard as anyone. They’ve inducted the requisite number of black students into all of the honors organizations to maintain the image of diversity and there are always a few black students willing to accept the role of CSOL poster child. The only bright side to these kinds of things happening is that it’s a good preview of SC politics as a whole for new attorneys.

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CSOLJOKE May 10, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Yeah, no surprise here. CSOL and the administration/founders there will bend over backwards if they think it may affect their bottom line. And yeah, they play the race card as hard as anyone. They’ve inducted the requisite number of black students into all of the honors organizations to maintain the image of diversity and there are always a few black students willing to accept the role of CSOL poster child. The only bright side to these kinds of things happening is that it’s a good preview of SC politics as a whole for new attorneys.

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AntiLaurenEllison and Whitney May 10, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Got it wrong. Impeachment was overturned according to the school court. Mr. Griffin refused to take office again and asked the school not to report the reinstatement. Dean was pissed and urged Mr. Griffin to take resume duties. Funny how idiots at CSOL who hate this guy so left out something that is commonly known. But who gives a shit now. It’s over.

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Felony Stalk May 13, 2013 at 1:35 pm

That is 100% factually false. He appealed the impeachment and lost. Furthermore, even if he had won, he would not have been able to resume office bc executive elections were already held. Additionally, it should be noted he was unanimously impeached with one senator abstaining from the procedure.

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Cindy May 11, 2013 at 9:57 am

Shun is a great young man, who will go out of his way to help anyone. He has been through enough without people badgering him about something he did not do. We should do back ground checks on everyone at Charleston school, and write articles and bash people for all the dirt they have done. That’s what is wrong with people like yourselves today, you are so miserable with your own lives that you try to make someone else miserable with theirs. Shun is a strong young man, and he will overcome everyone’s negativity and continue to do great things in life.

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Cindy May 11, 2013 at 9:57 am

Shun is a great young man, who will go out of his way to help anyone. He has been through enough without people badgering him about something he did not do. We should do back ground checks on everyone at Charleston school, and write articles and bash people for all the dirt they have done. That’s what is wrong with people like yourselves today, you are so miserable with your own lives that you try to make someone else miserable with theirs. Shun is a strong young man, and he will overcome everyone’s negativity and continue to do great things in life.

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Truth May 18, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Shun did not walk at graduation. He is not in the graduation composite picture. Shun will never be able to take the bar exam. He will never practice law. Let’s forget about this nightmare of a terrible person and discuss things that actually matter. There are wonderful and hard-working students at CSOL who do not deserve to be associated with a low-life lying felon like Shun.

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Better Truth July 1, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Never convicted Ms Wilder, or is it Luaren Ellison again here. If I were he shit I wouldn’t have attended either. CSOL is nothing but a bunching racists kids pissed at the potential this guy has. Move on, he clearly has. Oh look, his charges were dropped dumb shit. He should sure you and everyone else at your Mickie mouse school

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Truth May 18, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Shun did not walk at graduation. He is not in the graduation composite picture. Shun will never be able to take the bar exam. He will never practice law. Let’s forget about this nightmare of a terrible person and discuss things that actually matter. There are wonderful and hard-working students at CSOL who do not deserve to be associated with a low-life lying felon like Shun.

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Better Truth July 1, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Never convicted Ms Wilder, or is it Luaren Ellison again here. If I were he shit I wouldn’t have attended either. CSOL is nothing but a bunching racists kids pissed at the potential this guy has. Move on, he clearly has. Oh look, his charges were dropped dumb shit. He should sure you and everyone else at your Mickie mouse school

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