Sukhsimranjit Singh

Current Position

Managing Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

Assistant Professor of Law and Practice

Director, LL.M Program

Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law

24255 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu, California 90263

Executive Program Professor and Facilitator

Atkinson Graduate School of Management

Willamette University



  • 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


  • Post Graduate Fellowship, Dispute Resolution Institute  (DRI), Hamline  University  School of law, Saint Paul, MN

  • Gold Medalist, Best Graduate Student with Outstanding  Leadership Qualities 

  • Judicial Clerkship, Chief Justice of India, Hon'ble Justice R.C. Lahoti (35th    Chief    Justice of the Supreme Court of India)

  • Under my and Professor Richard Birke's guidance the Center for Dispute Resolution  received the Ninth Circuit Alternative Dispute Resolution Education Award


Journal Articles

  • Sukhsimranjit Singh, Views 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


Book Chapters

  • Sukhsimranjit Singh and Lela Love, Building Circles of Trust: A Cross-Cultural Mediation, in STORIES MEDIATORS TELL

  • 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 RETHINKING NEGOTIATION TEACHING SERIES, VOL. 3 (DRI Press 2012)


Other Articles

  • Sukhsimranjit Singh, Dispute Resolution Developments in India, 21 ABA DISPUTE 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)



  • Speaker and Trainer for Western District of Missouri, District Courts, 2019

  • Guest Speaker and Keynote Address: Annual Judge Kaplan Lecture, Pittsburgh, PA, 2019

  • Keynote Speaker, State of Maryland Pensions Systems Annual Conference, 2019

  • Speaker, Fordham Law School Symposium on Access to Justice in ADR, 2019

  • Lead Trainer and Teacher, Kyoto Center for International Mediation, Kyoto, Japan, 2019

  • TEDx Talk: Made in India, Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala, Punjab, 2018

  • TEDx Talk: Negotiating for Love, Salem, OR, 2015

  • International Collaborations in Dispute Resolution, South Cross University, Gold Coast, Australia, September 2, 2014

  • What Are We Doing Wrong? Mediation and Cross-Cultural Trainings Abroad, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Annual Conference, Miami, April 5, 2014

  • Religious Dispute Resolution at Religious Tribunals and the Law: Conciliation or Conflict, Willamette University Symposium, March 17, 2014.

  • Presented, “Conflict Resolution in Multicultural Environments: The Three-Step Approach to Successfully Tackle Cross-Cultural Environments from a Mediator's Perspective”, Oregon Convention Center, September 2013, Oregon

  • Presented, “What do Mediators Want from Us Now?” Oregon Area Defense Counsel, (with Lisa Miller & Mike Scott), June, 2013, Sunriver, Oregon

  • Presented, "Teaching Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution Through Experiential Learning: A Case for Cross- Disciplinary Simulations," at the Legal Educators Colloquium, 15th Annual Section of Dispute Resolution Conference, American Bar Association, April, 2013, Chicago

  • Presented, “Bridging the Gap between Culture and Family Mediation”, at Lewis and Clark College of Law, April, 2013, Portland

  • Conducted a day long workshop on Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution for selected Willamette University College of Law students, March 2013, Oregon

  • Presented a National Webinar on Exploring the Cultural Dimensions of Conflict, at the National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education, February, 2013, Available at:

  • Presented, “Religion and Peacemaking”, Interfaith Meditative Circle, at New Thought Center for Spiritual Living, Lake Oswego, Oregon, December, 2012

  • Presented on “Beyond the ABC’s: Apology, Blame and Compassion in Mediation” at Oregon Mediation Association Annual ADR Conference, November 2012, Portland, OR (with Michael Dwyer) 

  • Presented “Mediation Tools and Techniques for Lawyers”, at the Oregon Law Institute’s CLE on October, 2012 

  • Presented, “Arranged Marriages and Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution from Hindu and Sikh Perspectives” at the CR Annual Dispute Resolution Conference, September, 2012 New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Presented, “An Inside Look at the Sikh Religion”, Oregon Area Jewish Committee, August 2012, Portland, Oregon

  • Presented, “Sikhism, Building Peace and Unity- In the Aftermath of the Wisconsin Tragedy”, Dashmer Darbar  Sikh Temple, August, 2012, Oregon

  • Presented a keynote on “Advocacy Issues in Cross-Cultural Lawyering”, Oregon Civil Defense Lawyers (OADC) Annual Convention at Sun River Resort, June, 2011, Oregon

  • Presented, “Effective Representation for Culturally Diverse Clients in Mediation”, CLE For Young Lawyers Division, Oregon State Bar, Tigard, March 2011, Oregon

  • Stakeholder Negotiations for Atkinson’s UMC Program, Portland Oregon, November 6, 2014


  • Judge, International Chambers of Commerce, ICC Competition, Paris, France, 2019

  • Judged the ABA Dispute Resolution Section, National Mediation Competition Finals, April, 3, 2014, Maimi, Florida

  • Judged the First Year Appellate Competition at Willamette University College of  Law, March 22, 2014. 

  • Invited to judge the 2012 International Negotiation Competition Finals at Belfast, Ireland

  • Judged the International Arbitration Competition Teams, the Moot Court Finalists and the Regional Negotiation Competition, Willamette University College of Law.  

  • Judged the 3rd. Annual China University English Language Negotiation Competition, Beijing, China


  • Eight International Commercial Mediation Competition, Coach at ICC (International Chambers of Commerce), Paris, France (February, 2013)

  • American Bar Association, National Negotiation Competition Finals, Coach at ABA Mid- Year Meeting, New Orleans (February, 2012)

  • American Bar Association, National Negotiation Competition Finals, Coached the Runners-up Team, Atlanta (February 2011)

  • Faculty of Law, University of Denmark, International Negotiation Finals, Coach to the winners of Joint Maximizing Award (July, 2011)

  • American Bar Association, Regional Negotiation Competition, Coach to the Runners-up team, Calgary, Alberta (November, 2011)

  • American Bar Association, National Negotiation Competition Finals, Coach at the ABA Mid-Year Meeting, Boston (February, 2009)

  • American Bar Association, Regional Negotiation Competition, Coach to the Runners-up team, Edmonton, Alberta (November, 2008)