Sukhsimranjit Singh

Lecturer in Law and Interim Director, Center for Dispute Resolution, Director, LLM in Dispute Resolution

Sukhsimranjit "Sukh" Singh practices, teaches and trains in dispute resolution. Prof. Singh serves as Associate Director for the nationally recognized Center for Dispute Resolution at Willamette University College of Law. Being a full-time law faculty, he teaches Arbitration Law and Advocacy, Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution, Negotiation, and Mediation Theory and Advocacy and as Contributing Associate Professor, he teaches Negotiation for Business at Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

Prof. Singh has mediated family, cross-cultural and inter-religious disputes and has spoken about cross-cultural conflict resolution in the United States, Europe and Asia. Recently, Prof. Singh settled a long-established church dispute in Oregon and consulted with the State of Oregon for cross-cultural trainings and special lectures. He has trained Judicial Officers in dispute resolution, consulted with private and public sector and is an active mediator in the areas of commercial, family, and cross-cultural conflicts. He is co-chair of American Bar Association's Section of Dispute Resolution-Committee on Associate Issues, board member of the Oregon Mediation Association, and is a qualified mediator in the states of Missouri, Minnesota and Oregon. Prof. Singh’s recent scholarship has appeared in Cardozo Journal of Dispute Resolution, and Hamline’s Rethinking Negotiation Teaching Books. Prof. Singh has been inducted as an Honorary Fellow with the International Academy of Mediators. He gave a keynote presentation on Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution at Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand.

Prof. Singh completed his post-graduate fellowship in dispute resolution at the Dispute Resolution Institute- Hamline University School of Law, where he taught dispute resolution courses in France and Spain and presently teaches Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution. He obtained his LL.M. in Dispute Resolution with a full fellowship at the University of Missouri-Columbia (UMC), while serving as legal research associate with the UMC School of Medicine. Prof. Singh obtained his B.A. and LL.B. with a gold medal from the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, University of Law, Hyderabad, one of India's premier law schools. While in law school, Singh clerked with Chief Justice R.C. Lahoti and Justice G.S. Singhvi, both of the Supreme Court of India and assisted past president of Supreme Court Bar Association, Mr. P.P. Rao.

Prof. Singh finished his schooling in Punjab, a lively land known for its distinct culture and spiritual values. A student of Sikhism, he enjoys learning about new cultures and fostering inter-faith dialogues in the U.S. and abroad. He lives with his family in Salem, Oregon.

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  • LL.M. University of Missouri-Columbia
  • LL.B. National Academy of Legal Studies and Research
  • B.A. National Academy of Legal Studies and Research