Research Paper Series

In 2013, CLP launched its Research Paper Series hosted on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). With the help of academics from around the world, we hope to build the Research Paper Series into the central depository for high-quality, innovative work on the global legal profession. SSRN users can subscribe to the series here.

We welcome submissions from academic researchers doing work on the profession, broadly conceived, and those interested in having their papers part of the Research Paper Series can email Bryon Fong.

Current Volume

Volume 6, Number 1

An Introduction to Globalization, Lawyers, and Emerging Economies: The Case of India

David B. Wilkins, Harvard University – Center on the Legal Profession
Vikramaditya S. Khanna, University of Michigan Law School
David M. Trubek, University of Wisconsin Law School

Harvard Law School Report on the State of Black Alumni II: 2000-2016

David B. Wilkins, Harvard University – Center on the Legal Profession
Bryon Fong, Harvard Law School – Center on the Legal Profession

Globalization, Lawyers, and Emerging Economies: The Case of Brazil

Luciana Gross Cunha, São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas FGV DIREITO SP
Daniela Monteiro Gabbay, São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas FGV DIREITO SP
Jose Garcez Ghirardi, São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas FGV DIREITO SP
David M. Trubek, University of Wisconsin Law School
David B. Wilkins, Harvard University – Center on the Legal Profession

2017

Volume 5, Number 1

The Leadership Imperative: A Collaborative Approach to Professional Development in the Global Age of More for Less
Stanford Law Review, Vol. 69, No. 6, 2017
HLS Center on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2017-1

Scott A. Westfahl, Harvard Law School
David B. Wilkins, Harvard University – Center on the Legal Profession

The Integration of Law into Global Business Solutions: The Rise, Transformation, and Potential Future of the Big Four Accountancy Networks in the Global Legal Services Market
Law and Social Inquiry, 2017
HLS Center on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2017-2

David B. Wilkins Harvard University – Center on the Legal Profession
Maria J. Esteban, ESADE

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2016

Volume 4, Number 2

Lawyering in New Developmentalism: Legal Professionals and the Construction of the Telecom Sector in the Emerging Brazil (1980s-2010s)

HLS Center on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2016-2

Fabio De Sa E Silva, Institute of Applied Economic Research – IPEA, Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession

David M. Trubek, University of Wisconsin Law School

 

Volume 4, Number 1

Mapping the Ecology of China’s Corporate Legal Sector: Globalization and its Impact on Lawyers and Society

HLS Center on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2016-1

Sida Liu, American Bar Foundation, University of Toronto

David M. Trubek, University of Wisconsin Law School

David B. Wilkins, Harvard University – Center on the Legal Profession

 

What We Know and Need to Know About Global Lawyer Regulation

HLS Center on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2016-2

Carole Silver, Northwestern University School of Law

What We Know and Need to Know About Outreach and Intake by Legal Services Providers

HLS Center on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2016-3

James Greiner, Harvard University – Center on the Legal Profession

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2015

Volume 3, Number 4

Regulating Occupational Licensing
HLS Center on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2015-7
Nick Robinson, Harvard Law School, Center on the Legal Profession, Center for Policy Research (India)

Category Spanning, Evaluation, and Performance: Revised Theory and Test on the Corporate Law Market
HLS Center on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2015-8
Lionel Paoella, University of Cambridge- Judge Business School
Rodolphe Durand, HEC Paris – Strategy & Business Policy

The Jewish Law Firm: Past and Present 
HLS Center on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2015-9
Jews in the Legal Profession, 65-124, Marc Galanter, et al eds., New Orleans: Quid Pro Press, 2014
U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-32
Eli Wald, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Volume 3, Number 3

“The Action after the Call: What General Counsels Say About the Value of Diversity in Legal Purchasing Decisions in the Years Following the “Call to Action”
HLS Center on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2015-5
David B. Wilkins, Harvard University – Center on the Legal Profession
Young-Kyu Kim, Korea University Business School; Harvard Law School Program on the Legal Profession

“The Women and Men of Harvard Law School: The Preliminary Results from the HLS Career Study”
HLS Center on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2015-6
David B. Wilkins, Harvard University – Center on the Legal Profession
Bryon Fong , Harvard Law School – Center on the Legal Profession
Ronit Dinovitzer, University of Toronto

“Difference Blindness vs. Bias Awareness: Why Law Firms with the Best of Intentions Have Failed to Create Diverse Partnerships”
HLS Center on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2015-7
Fordham Law Review, Vol. 83, No. 2407, 2015
U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-08
Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2591478
Russell G. Pearce, Fordham University School of Law
Eli Wald, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Swethaa Ballakrishnen, Stanford University – Department of Sociology; Harvard University – Center on the Legal Profession

Volume 3, Number 2

“What Happened to the Class of 2010? Empirical Evidence of Structural Change in the Legal Profession”
HLS Center on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2015-3
Deborah Jones Merritt, Ohio State University (OSU) – Michael E. Moritz College of Law

“Timing Law School” 
HLS Center on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2015-4
Frank McIntyre, Rutgers Business School Newark and New Brunswick
Michel Simkovic, Seton Hall Law School, Fordham University School of Law, Harvard Law School – John M. Olin Center for Law and Economics

Volume 3, Number 1

“Making Global Lawyers: Legal Practice, Legal Education, and the Paradox of Professional Distinctiveness”
HLS Center on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2014-26
David B. Wilkins, Harvard University – Center on the Legal Profession

“Globalization and the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20: Reflections on Missed Opportunities and the Road Not Taken”
43 Hofstra Law Review 95 (2014)
HLS Center on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2015-1
Laurel S. Terry, The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law

“The Outpost Office: How International Law Firms Approach the China Market”
Law and Social Inquiry, Forthcoming
HLS Center on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2015-2
Rachel E. Stern, University of California, Berkeley – Department of Jurisprudence & Social Policy
Su Li, University of California, Berkeley – Center for the Study of Law and Society

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2014

Volume 2, Number 6

The Collaboration Imperative for Today’s Law Firms: Leading High-Performance Teamwork for Maximum Benefit
HLS Center on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2014-23
Heidi K. Gardner 
Harvard Law School

Transformations in Health Law Practice: The Intersections of Changes in Healthcare and Legal Workplaces
Indiana Health Law Review 2014, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1265, HLS Center on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2014-24
Louise G. Trubek Barbara J. Zabawa and Paula Galowitz 
University of Wisconsin Law School , JD, MPH, Health Attorney, Madison, WI and New York University School of Law

The Anatomy of Legal Recruitment in India: Tracing the Tracks of Globalization
HLS Center on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2014-25
Jonathan Gingerich Vikramaditya S. Khanna and Aditya Singh 
UCLA Department of Philosophy , University of Michigan Law School and White and Case

Volume 2, Number 5

When Lawyers Don’t Get All the Profits: Non-Lawyer Ownership of Legal Services, Access, and Professionalism
HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2014-20
Nick Robinson 
Harvard Law School, Program on the Legal Profession

The Global Contest for Legal Education
The Calling of Law, Ashgate, Forthcoming 2014, U. of Westminster School of Law Research Paper No. 14-01, HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2014-21
John Flood 
UCD

Law School Training for Licensed ‘Legal Technicians’? Implications for the Consumer Market
South Carolina Law Review, Vol. 65, No. 3, 2014, HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2014-22
Elizabeth Chambliss 
University of South Carolina – School of Law

Volume 2, Number 4

The Making of Legal Elites and the IDIA of Justice
HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2014-18
Shamnad Basheer Krishnaprasad K. V. Sree Mitra and Prajna Mohapatra 
West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences , National Law School of India University (NLSIU), West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences and The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

Notes from the Field: How India’s Corporate Law Firms are Influencing Her Legal, Policy and Regulatory Frameworks
HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2014-19
Bhargavi Zaveri 
Harvard University – Program on the Legal Profession

Compliance and Claim Funding: Testing the Borders of Lawyers’ Monopoly and the Unauthorized Practice of Law
Fordham Law Review, Vol. 82, p. 2961, 2014, HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2014-20, University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-7
Michele DeStefano 
University of Miami – School of Law

Volume 2, Number 3

From Hyderabad to Harvard: How U.S. Law Schools Make Clerking on India’s Supreme Court Worthwhile
HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2014-15
Abhinav Chandrachud 
Stanford Law School

A Taxonomy of Lawyer Regulation: How Contrasting Theories of Regulation Explain the Divergent Regulatory Regimes in Australia, England/Wales, and North America
16:2 Legal Ethics 258 (2013) (published 2014), Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2396041, HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2014-16
Noel Semple Russell G. Pearce and Renee Newman Knake 
University of Windsor Faculty of Law , Fordham University School of Law and Michigan State University – College of Law

Precarious Professionalism — Some Empirical and Behavioural Perspectives on Lawyers
HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2014-17
Richard Moorhead 
Centre for Ethics and Law, Faculty of Laws, UCL London

Volume 2, Number 2

Responding to the Market: The Impact of the Rise of Corporate Law Firms on Elite Legal Education in India
HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2014-11
Jonathan Gingerich and Nick Robinson 
UCLA Department of Philosophy and Harvard Law School, Program on the Legal Profession

What Courses Should Law Students Take? Harvard’s Largest Employers Weigh In
HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2014-12, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 14-20
John C. Coates, IV Jesse M. Fried and Kathryn E. Spier 
Harvard Law School , Harvard Law School and Harvard University – Law School – Faculty

Consequential Responsibility for Client Wrongs: Lehman Brothers and the Regulation of the Legal Profession
HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2014-13
David Kershaw and Richard Moorhead 
London School of Economics – Law Department and Centre for Ethics and Law, Faculty of Laws, UCL London

Indian Trade Lawyers and the Building of State Trade-Related Legal Capacity
HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2014-14
Gregory Shaffer James J Nedumpara and Aseema Sinha 
University of California, Irvine School of Law , O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) – Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) and Claremont Colleges – Claremont McKenna College

Volume 2, Number 1

Institutional Bridging: How Large Law Firms Engage in Globalization
Boston College Law Review, Vol. 54, No. 1, 2013, HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2014-9
John Flood 
UCD

Festina Lente or Disguised Protectionism?: Monopoly and Competition in the Indian Legal Profession
HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2014-8
Rahul Singh 
India University – National Law School

The Legal Profession as a Social Process: A Theory on Lawyers and Globalization
Law and Social Inquiry, Vol. 38, No. 3, 2013, HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2014-10
Sida Liu 
University of Wisconsin – Madison

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2013

Volume 1, Number 2

India’s Grand Advocates: A Legal Elite Flourishing in the Era of Globalization
HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2013-5, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1240
Marc Galanter and Nick Robinson 
University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison and Harvard Law School, Program on the Legal Profession

The Economic Value of a Law Degree
HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2013-6
Michael Simkovic and Frank McIntyre 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law and Rutgers Business School Newark and New Brunswick

The Rise of the Corporate Legal Elite in the BRICS: Implications for Global Governance
Volume LIV Boston College Law Review 1149 (Symposium Issue June 2013), HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2013-7
David B. Wilkins and Mihaela Papa 
Harvard Law School – Program on the Legal Profession and Harvard Law School

Volume 1, Number 1

Negotiating Out of Holdouts in Land Aggregation in India: Small Town Lawyers, Contingent Contracts, Social Norms, and Auctions
HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2013-1
Pavan K. Mamidi 
Harvard Law School

Women in India’s ‘Global’ Law Firms: Gender Frames and Advantages of New Organizations
HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2013-2
Swethaa Ballakrishnen 
Stanford University – Department of Sociology

The Impact of Globalization and Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions on the Legal Profession in India
HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2013-3
Umakanth Varottil 
National University of Singapore (NUS) – Faculty of Law

Pro Bono and Corporate Legal Sector in India
HLS Program on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2013-4
Arpita Gupta 
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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ARCHIVES

If You Can’t Join ‘Em Beat ‘Em! The Rise and Fall of the Black Corporate Law Firm
Stanford Law Review, Vol. 60, p. 1733, 2008, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 13-13
David B. Wilkins 
Harvard Law School – Program on the Legal Profession

Towards a New Law and Development: New State Activism in Brazil and the Challenge for Legal Institutions
Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1207
David M. Trubek Diogo R. Coutinho and Mario Schapiro Sr.
University of Wisconsin Law School, University of Sao Paulo – Faculty of Law and São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas FGV DIREITO SP

Globalization, Lawyers, and India: Toward a Theoretical Synthesis of Globalization Studies and the Sociology of the Legal Profession
International Journal of the Legal Profession, Forthcoming, Harvard Public Law Working Paper
David B. Wilkins and Mihaela Papa 
Harvard Law School – Program on the Legal Profession and Harvard Law School

Reforming Legal Education in Brazil: From the Ceped Experiment to the Law Schools at the Getulio Vargas Foundation
Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1180
David M. Trubek 
University of Wisconsin Law School

The Limits of Unbundled Legal Assistance: A Randomized Study in a Massachusetts District Court and Prospects for the Future
Harvard Law Review, Forthcoming
D. James Greiner Cassandra Wolos Pattanayak and Jonathan Philip Hennessy 
Harvard University – Program on the Legal Profession , Harvard University – Department of Statistics and Harvard University – Department of Statistics

Disability Cause Lawyers
William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 53, 2011, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2011-26, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 11-17
Michael Evan Waterstone Michael Ashley Stein and David B. Wilkins 
Loyola Law School Los Angeles, William & Mary Law School and Harvard Law School – Program on the Legal Profession

Hiring Teams, Firms and Lawyers: Evidence of the Evolving Relationships in the Corporate Legal Market
Law and Social Inquiry, Forthcoming
John C. Coates, IV Michele DeStefano David B. Wilkins and Ashish Nanda 
Harvard Law School , University of Miami – School of Law, Harvard Law School – Program on the Legal Profession and Harvard Law School

The New Social Engineers in the Age of Obama: Black Corporate Lawyers and the Making of the First Black President
Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 11-12
David B. Wilkins 
Harvard Law School – Program on the Legal Profession

Rethinking the Public-Private Distinction in Legal Ethics: The Case of ‘Substitute’ Attorneys General
Michigan State Law Review, Vol. 2010, p. 423, 2010, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 11-11
David B. Wilkins 
Harvard Law School – Program on the Legal Profession

Randomized Evaluation in Legal Assistance: What Difference Does Representation (Offer and Actual Use) Make?
Yale Law Journal, Vol. 121, 2011
D. James Greiner and Cassandra Wolos Pattanayak 
Harvard University – Program on the Legal Profession and Harvard University – Department of Statistics

Book Review – Cause Lawyering for People with Disabilities
Harvard Law Review, Forthcoming, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2010-10, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 10-27, William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-48
Michael Ashley Stein David B. Wilkins and Michael Evan Waterstone 
William & Mary Law School, Harvard Law School – Program on the Legal Profession and Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Team of Rivals? Toward a New Model of the Corporate Attorney/Client Relationship
CURRENT LEGAL PROBLEMS SERIES, Oxford University Press
David B. Wilkins 
Harvard Law School – Program on the Legal Profession

Hiring Teams from Rivals: Theory and Evidence on the Evolving Relationships in the Corporate Legal Market
CELS 2009 4th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Michele Beardslee DeStefano Ashish Nanda David B. Wilkins and John C. Coates, IV 
University of Miami – School of Law , Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School – Program on the Legal Profession and Harvard Law School

Is it Time for a New Legal Realism?
Wisconsin Law Review, Vol. 2005, No. 2, pp. 335-363, 2005, Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1015
Howard S. Erlanger Bryant Garth Jane E. Larson Elizabeth Mertz Victoria Nourse and David B. Wilkins 
University of Wisconsin Law School, University of California-Irvine, University of Wisconsin Law School, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Georgetown University Law Center and Harvard Law School – Program on the Legal Profession

A Systematic Response to Systemic Disadvantage: A Response to Sander
Stanford Law Review, June 2005
David B. Wilkins 
Harvard Law School – Program on the Legal Profession

From ‘Separate is Inherently Unequal’ to ‘Diversity is Good for Business’: The Rise of Market-Based Diversity Arguments and the Fate of the Black Corporate Bar
Harvard Law Review, Vol. 117, No. 5, March 2004
David B. Wilkins 
Harvard Law School – Program on the Legal Profession

Doing Well By Doing Good? The Role of Public Service in the Careers of Black Corporate Lawyers
Houston Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 1, April 2004
David B. Wilkins 
Harvard Law School – Program on the Legal Profession

Noblese Oblige As An Alternate Career Strategy
Houston Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 1, March 2004
David B. Wilkins and Bryant Garth 
Harvard Law School – Program on the Legal Profession and University of California-Irvine

Explaining Variation in Takeover Defenses: Blame the Lawyers
Harvard Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 30
John C. Coates, IV 
Harvard Law School

Racing the Tournament: Black Lawyers in Corporate Law Firms
W.G. Hart 2001 Legal Workshop
David B. Wilkins 
Harvard Law School – Program on the Legal Profession

What Law Students THINK They Know about Elite Law Firms: Preliminary Results from a Survey of Third Year Law Students
W.G. Hart 2001 Legal Workshop
David B. Wilkins and G. Mitu Gulati 
Harvard Law School – Program on the Legal Profession and Duke University – School of Law

Why Global Law Firms Should Care about Diversity: Five Lessons from the American Experience
W.G. Hart 2001 Legal Workshop
David B. Wilkins 
Harvard Law School – Program on the Legal Profession

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