Sukhsimranjit Singh is Managing Director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, where he also serves as Assistant Professor of Law and Practice and directs the LL.M programs. Dr. Singh oversees the Institute's global outreach efforts, world-class professional training programs, and rigorous academic curriculum. His practice, teaching, and scholarship focus on cross-cultural dispute resolution, faith-based mediation, and utilizing modern theories, science, and technology to devise creative solutions for global disputes.
Dr. Singh is a successful international mediator and has resolved disputes in countries throughout the world—including in states across the United States, Canada, India, Japan and New Zealand, to name a few. He currently serves as the mediator for Willamette University's Atkinson Graduate School of Management, where he identifies and resolves organizational conflicts, and for the City of Beverly Hills, where he was recently nominated for the city's annual Peace Award.
He teaches various subjects in dispute resolution at Pepperdine, and he has previously taught at USC School of Law, Willamette University, Hamline University, as well as in India at the National Law University, where he was appointed Honorary Professor of Law, and at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law. In 2017, the Government of India recognized Dr. Singh as a GIAN scholar for his teaching in the field of dispute resolution. Dr. Singh's work can be found in several journals and books on dispute resolution, and most recently he published, "Best Practices for Mediating Religious Conflicts" for American Bar Association.
Dr. Singh has given keynotes, lectures, and trainings on dispute resolution in more than 30 states across the United States, as well in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, India, Japan, Keyna, Korea, New Zealand, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, U.A.E, and United Kingdom. He has delivered online TEDx Talks on dispute resolution in relationships, titled "Negotiating for Love," in 2015 and on professional identity titled "Made in India," in 2018.
Upon earning his Bachelor of Law from India's premier Law University, National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Dr. Singh clerked for the Chief Justice of India, Justice R.C. Lahoti. He received an LL.M. in Dispute Resolution from the University of Missouri-Columbia and completed a post-graduate fellowship at Hamline University's Dispute Resolution Institute. Dr. Singh received his doctrate from National Law University, Delhi with his work on Indo-American perspectives on Dispute Resolution. Professor Singh is an Honorary Fellow at the International Academy of Mediators (IAM), Co-chair for a Committee for the American Bar Association's (ABA) Section of Dispute Resolution, an Executive Committee Member for the American Association of Law School's (AALS) Dispute Resolution Section, and an Executive Committee Member for the Pepperdine/Straus American Inns of Court for Dispute Resolution and serves on advisory committees for Rajiv Gandhi National Law University and Punjab University. He also serves on the board of the Weinstein International Foundation, an affiliate of JAMS International.
- Ph.D., National Law University, Delhi
- LL.M., University of Missouri-Columbia
- LL.B., National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University, Hyderabad
- B.A., National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University, Hyderabad
- Sukhsimranjit Singh, View of Marriage and Divorce from Sikh and Hindu Perspectives and the Impact of These Unique Cultural and Religious Orientations on Dispute Resolution for Marital Disputes in the U.S. (forthcoming)
- Sukhsimranjit Singh, Best Practices for Mediating Religious Conflicts, 25 ABA DISP. RESOL. MAG. (Fall 2018)
- Sukhsimranjit Singh, Religious Arbitration and its Struggles with American Law & Judicial Review, 16 PEPP. DISP. RESOL. L.J. 360 (2016) HeinOnline
- Sukhsimranjit Singh, Dispute Resolution Developments in India, 21 ABA DISP. RESOL. MAG. (Fall 2014)
- Sukhsimranjit Singh, Beyond Foreign Policy: A Fresh Look at Cross-Cultural Negotiations and Dispute Resolution Based on the India-United States Nuclear Test Ban Negotiations, 14 CARDOZO J. CONFLICT RESOL. 105 (2012) SSRN HeinOnline
- Sukhsimranjit Singh and Lela Love, Building Circles of Trust: A Cross-Cultural Mediation, in STORIES MEDIATORS TELL (Lela Love & Eric Galton eds., ABA 2015)
- Sukhsimranjit Singh et al., Bazaar Negotiations: How Different Is Negotiating in China, in RETHINKING NEGOTIATION TEACHING SERIES, VOL. 3 (DRI Press 2012)
- Sukhsimranjit Singh and Lela Love, Following the Golden Rule and Finding Gold: Generosity and Success in Negotiation, in EDUCATING NEGOTIATORS FOR A CONNECTED WORLD, VOL. 4 (Christopher Honeyman et al. eds., DRI Press 2013)
- Sukhsimranjit Singh, It's Time to Unify, STATESMAN JOURNAL (Dec. 31, 2012)
- Sukhsimranjit Singh, I Am Not a Terrorist, THE OREGONIAN (May 5, 2011)
- Sukhsimranjit Singh, Human Right Initiatives through Public Interest Litigation by Indian Judiciary in Environmental Jurisprudence: An Evaluation in Human Rights, Development and Environmental Law-An Anthology. BHARAT PUBLICATIONS (2003)