the Legal Profession has been conducting an extensive study called Globalization,
Lawyers, and Emerging Economies (GLEE), which examines the changes
occasioned to the legal profession in various countries such as China, India
and Brazil due to the effects of globalization.
effort, a team of researchers undertook studies on the Indian legal profession,
and the topics covered range across litigating lawyers, corporate law firms,
in-house counsel, legal education, legal process outsourcing and several other
related topics. While the end product is expected to be presented in the form
of an edited volume, some of the papers are now available on an SSRN
Research Paper Series launched by the Program.
papers are available:
Out of Holdouts in Land Aggregation in India: Small Town Lawyers, Contingent
Contracts, Social Norms, and Auctions by Pavan Mamidi;
in India’s ‘Global’ Law Firms: Gender Frames and Advantages of New
Organizations by Swethaa Ballakrishnen;
Bono and Corporate Legal Sector in India by Arpita Gupta;
Grand Advocates: A Legal Elite Flourishing in the Era of Globalization
by Marc Galanter & Nick Robinson. In this post
on the Law and Other Things Blog, Nick has an interesting take on the paper and
his experience working on the project; and
Impact of Globalization and Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions on the
Legal Profession in India by me.
papers are likely to be added to this series in due course.