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Sukhsimranjit Singh

Managing Director Straus Institute
Director LLM Program
Assistant Professor of Law and Practice
Straus, School of Law

Biography

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. Professor 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.

Professor Singh is a successful international mediator and has resolved disputes in countries throughout the world—including in states across the United States, Canada, India, 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 Professor Singh as a GIAN scholar for his teaching in the field of dispute resolution. Professor 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."

Professor 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, New Zealand, Singapore, and Spain. 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, Professor 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. Professor Singh is an Honorary Fellow at the International Academy of Mediators (IAM), a Council member 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. He also serves on the board of the Weinstein International Foundation, an affiliate of JAMS International.

Education

  • LL.B., National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University (India)
  • LL.M., University of Missouri-Columbia

Journal Articles

  • 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 2017)
  • Sukhsimranjit Singh, Religious Arbitration and its Struggles with American Law & Judicial Review, 16 PEPP. DISP. RESOL. L.J. 360 (2016)
  • 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)

Book Chapters/Contributions

  • 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)

Other Articles

  • Sukhsimranjit Singh, Best Practices for Mediating Religious Conflicts, 25 DISP. RESOL. MAG. (Fall 2018)
  • Sukhsimranjit Singh, Dispute Resolution Developments in India, 21 ABA DISP. RESOL. MAG. (Fall 2014)
  • 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)

Topics

  • Dispute Resolution