Richard McLaren, Western University

Law Professor London, Ontario lawrhm@uwo.ca Office: (519) 661-3354

Bio/Research

Professor McLaren joined the Faculty of Law in 1972 and was Associate Dean from 1979-82. His principle teaching research interests are in the areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Contracts, Debtor-Creditor Rights, Bankruptcy and Insolvency, and Commercial and Business Law. Major publications:...

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Bio/Research

Professor McLaren joined the Faculty of Law in 1972 and was Associate Dean from 1979-82. His principle teaching research interests are in the areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Contracts, Debtor-Creditor Rights, Bankruptcy and Insolvency, and Commercial and Business Law. Major publications: Falconbridge on the Law of Mortgages (4th ed.); Commercial Arbitration Law; Secured Transactions in Personal Property in Canada (2nd ed.); Canadian Commercial Reorganizations: Avoiding Bankruptcy; The Annotated Personal Property Security Act 1997; and Innovative Dispute Resolution: The Alternative! He is the Editor, Personal Property Security Act Cases (P.P.S.A.C.),. Canadian Co-Reporter and special consultant to American Law Institute’s project on Transnational Insolvency in the three NAFTA countries. He is one of three Canadian academics who are members of the Insolvency Institute of Canada and is the only one who is a member of the American Academy of Commercial Finance Lawyers. Professor McLaren has practical experience as a commercial lawyer, a labour and commercial arbitrator, and mediator.

Appointments include: Higher Board of the Euro-Arab Arbitration System; International Court of Arbitration for Sport for whom he was an on-site arbitrator at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Japan; the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics in Sydney and Athens respectively; and the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. Professor McLaren has recently been appointed as an on-site arbitrator for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.


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