Dr. Sukhsimranjit Singh is Managing Director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, where he also serves as an Assistant 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 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 has resolved disputes across the United States and in countries throughout the world. 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.
An 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 18 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.
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.