Book October 2017
This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of the impact of globalization on the Indian legal profession. Employing a range of original data from twenty empirical studies, the book details the emergence of a new corporate legal sector in India including large and sophisticated law firms and in-house legal departments, as well as legal process outsourcing companies.

The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization: The Rise of the Corporate Legal Sector and its Impact on Lawyers and Society by David B. Wilkins (Editor), Vikramaditya S. Khanna (Editor), David M. Trubek (Editor)

Published by Cambridge University Press 2017

Table of Contents


List of Contributors

Section 1 – Setting the Stage

1.1 – An Introduction to Globalization, Lawyers, and Emerging Economies: The Case of India
David B. Wilkins, Vikramaditya S. Khanna, and David. M. Trubek
1.2 – Overview of India and the Indian Legal Profession
Arpita Gupta, Vikramaditya S. Khanna, and David B. Wilkins

Section 2 – The Growth of the Corporate Core

2.1 – Mapping India’s Corporate Law Firm Sector
Ashish Nanda, David B. Wilkins, and Bryon Fong
2.2 – Globalization and the Rise of the In-House Counsel Movement in India
David B. Wilkins and Vikramaditya S. Khanna
2.3 – The Impact of Globalization on Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions on the Legal Profession in India
Umakanth Varottil

Section 3 – New Actors and Functions within the Corporate Core

3.1 – Being Your Own Boss: The Career Trajectories and Motivations of India’s Newest Corporate Lawyers
Jayanth K. Krishnan and Patrick W. Thomas
3.2 – Women in India’s “Global” Law Firms: Comparative Gender Frames and the Advantage of New Organizations
Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen
3.3 – Pro Bono and the Corporate Legal Sector in India
Arpita Gupta
3.4 –How India’s Corporate Law Firms Influence Legal, Policy, and Regulatory Frameworks
Bhargavi Zaveri

Section 4 – Regulation and Foreign Competition

4.1 – Theories of Law Firm Globalization in the Shadow of Colonialism: A Cultural and Institutional Analysis of English and Indian Corporate Law Firms in the 20th and 21st Centuries
John Flood
4.2 – Globalization of the Legal Profession and Regulation of Law Practice in India: The “Foreign Entry” Debate
Aditya Singh
4.3 – Festina Lente or Disguised Protectionism?: Monopoly and Competition in the Indian Legal Profession
Rahul Singh

Section 5 – Old Lawyers, New Lawyers, and Transforming Roles

5.l – The Evolving Global Supply Chain for Legal Services: India’s Role as a Critical Link
Vikramaditya S. Khanna
5.2 – Grand Advocates: The Traditional Elite Lawyers
Marc Galanter and Nick Robinson
5.3 – Aggregation of Land for a Growing and Globalizing Economy: The Role of Small-Town Lawyers in India
Pavan Mamidi

Section 6 – Legal Education

6.1 – Responding to the Market: The Impact of the Rise of Corporate Law Firms on Elite Legal Education in India
Jonathan Gingerich and Nick Robinson
6.2 – The Anatomy of Legal Recruitment in India: Tracing the Tracks of Globalization
Jonathan Gingerich, Vikramaditya Khanna, and Aditya Singh
6.3 – The Making of Legal Elites and the IDIA of Justice
Shamnad Basheer, K. V. Krishnaprasad, Sree Mitra, and Prajna Mohapatra
6.4 – Experiments in Legal Education in India: Jindal Global Law School and Private Nonprofit Legal Education
C. Raj Kumar

Section 7 – Capacity Building

7.1 – Equalizing Access to the WTO: How Indian Trade Lawyers Build State Capacity
Gregory Shaffer, James Nedumpara, Aseema Sinha, and Amrita Bahri
7.2 – Indian Corporations, the Administrative State, and the Rise of Indian Trade Remedies
Mark Wu
7.3 – Rising India in Investment Arbitration: Shifts in the Legal Field and Regime Participation
Mihaela Papa and Aditya Sarkar


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