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Coach James “Jim” Harbaugh

Coach James “Jim” Harbaugh

James “Jim” Harbaugh is an American football coach who is currently the head football coach of the University of Michigan Wolverines and is a former quarterback. He played college football at Michigan for coach Bo Schembechler from 1983 to 1986 and played in the National Football League (NFL) for 14 seasons from 1987 to 2000. He then served as the head coach of the San Diego Toreros (2004–2006), the Stanford Cardinal (2007–2010), and the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers (2011–2014). In 2015, Harbaugh returned to his alma mater, Michigan.

Coach Harbaugh has been a vocal advocate on behalf of civil legal aid and a longtime member of LSC’s Leaders Council. He has spoken frequently at LSC and other legal aid events on the challenges that low-income Americans face in seeking the legal help they need. He served on LSC’s Opioid Task Force and helped promote the group’s final report. 

His access to justice contributions were recognized in 2018 when he was presented with the key to the City of Toledo, Ohio. He attended the University of Michigan where he won Big Ten Conference Player of the Year, started in a Rose Bowl, and finished third in a competitive Heisman Trophy race. 

Guest Appearances
May 10, 2022

The Justice Gap: The Unmet Civil Legal Needs of Low-income Americans

Coach Harbaugh and LSC Leaders Share What New Data Means for Nation's Justice Gap