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Teaching Excellence Award recipient Nancy Caine Harbour
College of Technology - Paralegal Studies

by Emma Krzyzaniak, Published October 30, 2013


After 28 years as a Michigan civil trial attorney, Harbour joined EMU as an associate professor and has been Program Coordinator of EMU's four-year ABA-approved Paralegal Degree Program.

She was instrumental in opening the doors of the EMU Legal Resource Center (LRC) and serves as the vice-president of its board of directors. The LRC is a national model of clinical education for paralegals and is the only university-sponsored clinic of its kind in the nation. It is sponsored in partnership with Washtenaw County.

Along with her many other accomplishments, Harbour served as the 2009-2010 President of the American Association for Paralegal Education, the national organization for paralegal educators, making her the first AAFPE president fom Michigan.

Harbour is known for being a powerful and dynamic communicator, allowing her to make difficult topics understandable. She motivates her students to strive for excellence and helps them to understand complex subjects.



Join us in celebrating Nancy's accomplishment at the 53rd Annual Teaching Excellence Awards Ceremony and Reception, Thursday, November 7, starting at 6:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, please call the Office for Alumni Relations at 734.487.0250.