“Dr. Singh settled a complex case with multiple stakeholders, where parties were very reluctant to try mediation. He did it masterfully over several days and with patience and understanding towards us and our needs.”

- Pt. Attorney, San Diego.

Dr. Sukhsimranjit Singh is Judge Danny Weinstein Managing Director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, where he also serves as an Associate Professor of Law and Practice and Director of LL.M Programs. Within this capacity, 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 advanced mediation, cross-cultural dispute resolution, faith-based mediation, and utilizing modern theories, science, and technology to devise creative solutions for global disputes.

As a Successful International Mediator

Dr. Singh currently serves as a mediator for Educational Institutions, for City and State Governments, including for the City of Beverly Hills, where he was nominated for City’s Annual Peace Award. Singh has successfully resolved cases that are complex and large in nature, including a case with controversy of over a hundred million dollars. He has mediated large public policy disputes in Oregon and in California and is also sought after to create conflict resolution plans for churches, schools, and law enforcement organizations. Dr. Singh was recently honored by City of Los Angeles for his work for LAPD.

Experienced educator

Dr. Singh has an extensive background in academia and professional development.

He 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. Most recently, he published "Best Practices for Mediating Religious Conflicts" for the American Bar Association. Dr. Singh has given keynotes, lectures, and trainings on dispute resolution in more than 30 states and 40 plus countries. He has delivered two TEDx Talks: in 2015, “Negotiating for Love” discussed dispute resolution in relationships, and in 2018 “Made in India” explored professional identity.

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 doctorate from National Law University, Delhi with his work on Indo-American perspectives on dispute resolution.

Recently, Dr. Singh was requested by the US Department of Justice to train Civil Servants in Mediation in Ghana.

International Associations

Presently, Dr. 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. In India, Dr, Singh 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.


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A Mediator is not a Counsellor, Leader, Business Consultant, Conflict Expert, Coach, or a Teacher.

A Mediator is all of the above.

Dr. Sukhsimranjit Singh
Managing Director



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