Saturday, November 9, 2013

Globalization and the Indian Legal Profession

The Harvard Law School Program on 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.

As part of this 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.

The following papers are available:

3.         Pro Bono and Corporate Legal Sector in India by Arpita Gupta;

4.         India's 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

More papers are likely to be added to this series in due course. 

1 comment:

vswami said...

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