LANSING, Mich. - Foster Swift Attorney, Michael Harrison, was presented the 2012 Glen L. Taggart Award for Community Contribution to International Understanding, an award given by Michigan State University. The award was presented, on behalf of the MSU Board of Trustees, by Jeffrey Riedinger, the Dean of International Studies and Programs. Harrison was recognized for his long-standing passion for international understanding and cooperation through his work to assist Libyan students in East Lansing this past year. After a cut off from funding as a result of the civil war in their homeland, Harrison worked to develop a support network of attorneys to handle political asylum matters and assist in other ways for Libyans at MSU.
Before joining Foster Swift in 2001, Michael Harrison served as a judge of the 30th Judicial Circuit of Michigan for nearly 25 years. He was Chief Judge for 12 years and served by assignment on the Michigan Court of Appeals on a number of occasions. Harrison completed his undergraduate degree at Albion College and received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.