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Congratulations to Professor Richard McLaren

June 20, 2017
Congratulations to Professor Richard McLaren, Class of '68! Professor McLaren is Huron’s newest Honorary Degree, Doctor of Divinity, recipient. 

Professor Richard McLaren is an internationally recognized expert in sports law and arbitration. He has spent his career working at the highest levels to protect the integrity of sports.

Professor McLaren is a member and Arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS). As an Ad Hoc Panel Member of CAS and a member of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA), he has participated in multiple investigations regarding Olympic Games conduct. During these investigations, he arbitrated disputes pertaining to anti-doping, athlete eligibility and intellectual property rights.

Professor McLaren has served, with distinction, as an arbitrator for the National Hockey League. In 2007, he was a consultant in the independent investigation into the illegal use of performance enhancing drugs by players in Major League Baseball. He is currently an Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer for the Tennis Integrity Unit and President of the European Basketball Arbitral Tribunal. 

Richard McLaren is a professor of Law at Western University;
Chairman Emeritus Advisory Board, National Sports Law Institute at Marquette
University; and Special Advisor to Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution,
Pepperdine University. He is also Counsel to McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP and has extensive experience as a commercial lawyer and a labour and commercial arbitrator and mediator.

Professor McLaren is also a recipient of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian distinctions. It recognizes exceptional achievement, service and contribution to the country and the international community.
Congratulations on all you've accomplished, Professor McLaren, and thank you for being a true Leader with Heart!