Professor Sukhsimranjit Singh is Associate Director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and Assistant Professor of Law and Practice at Pepperdine Law. He also directs the LLM Program. Professor Singh brings with him nearly a decade of teaching and administrative experience as he served as the founding Associate Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution and Director of the LL.M in Dispute Resolution at Willamette University College of Law. At Willamette, Professor Singh served on faculties of both law and the school of management and taught mediation theory & advocacy, arbitration, cross-cultural dispute resolution, advanced negotiation, and business negotiations. He is leading scholar, speaker and trainer on cross-cultural decision making and communication and was invited to deliver TEDx Talk on the subject at Salem, Oregon in 2015. He teaches Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine, USC, Willamette and at Hamline University. He also serves as facilitator/mediator for Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon since 2014.
Professor Singh has published at Cardozo and Pepperdine dispute resolution journals and his scholarship has appeared at the ABA and Rethinking Negotiation Teaching Series (DRI Press) books in the U.S. besides law journals in India. Professor Singh maintains an active mediation practice having mediated commercial, cross-cultural, public policy and religious disputes in United States, Canada and India. He has helped State of Oregon and the City of Salem in resolving complex public policy conflicts and has worked diligently and effectively to resolve long-standing Church disputes in Oregon, Washington and California.
With a passion for negotiation and cross-cultural decision-making, he has lectured or conducted dispute resolution trainings in more than thirty states and in New Zealand, Australia, India, Canada, China, France, Denmark, Spain and United States. Professor Singh is an Honorary Fellow at the International Academy of Mediators (IAM), a Council Member to the Section of Dispute Resolution at the American Bar Association (ABA), Co-chair to the Associates Committee, ABA and has served as a Board Member of the Oregon Mediation Association. He was a Commissioner with the Human Rights and Relations Advisory Commission, City of Salem and has lead inter-faith dialogues in Oregon since 2012.
Professor Singh completed his post-graduate fellowship in Dispute Resolution from Hamline University's Dispute Resolution Institute, earned LL.M in Dispute Resolution with full fellowship from University of Missouri-Columbia and obtained his first law degree with honors and a gold medal from National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, India’s premier law university. Professor Singh has trained more than a thousand mediators, has successfully resolved more than five hundred conflicts, has coached law students to national and international dispute resolution competitions and clerked with the 35th Chief Justice of India, Justice R.C. Lahoti.
Professor Singh’s personal website is www.singhadr.com.
- 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
Areas of Specialization
- Cross-Cultural Disputes
- Faith-Based Disputes
- International Disputes
- Educating and Training Students and Professionals in ADR
- Board of Directors, Weinstein International Foundation
- Council Member, American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution
- Honorary Fellow, International Academy of Mediators (IAM)
- Co-Chair, American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Committee on Associate Issues, 2013-2014
- Convener, Oregon Advocacy Project, Oregon Mediation Association, 2014
- Board of Directors, Oregon Mediation Association, 2014
- Elected Commissioner, City Mayor’s Office, Salem Human Rights and Relations Advisory Committee, 2010-2013
- Convener, Asia-Pacific Mediation Summit, American Bar Association, 2012
- Legal Editor, Orthopedic Medical Legal Advisor, North Carolina, 2005-2006