Swethaa Ballakrishnen

University of California, Irvine School of Law

401 E. Peltason Dr.

Ste. 1000

Irvine, CA 92697-1000

United States

Harvard University - Center on the Legal Profession

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1585 Massachusetts Avenue

Wasserstein Hall, Suite 5018

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (22)

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Difference Blindness vs. Bias Awareness: Why Law Firms with the Best of Intentions Have Failed to Create Diverse Partnerships

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, HLS Center on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2015-7
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 07 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 23 May 2015
Russell G. Pearce, Eli Wald and Swethaa Ballakrishnen
Fordham University School of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law and University of California, Irvine School of Law
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A New Minority? International JD Students in US Law Schools

Law and Social Inquiry, 2019, Forthcoming, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2019-12, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 19-07
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 18 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2019
Swethaa Ballakrishnen and Carole Silver
University of California, Irvine School of Law and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
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India's Women Legal Academics: Who They are and Where You May Find Them

Gender and Careers in The Legal Academy. Eds. Ulrike Schlutz, Gisela Shaw, Margaret Thornton, and Rosemary Auchmuty. Hart Publishing, 2021, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2021-31
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 30 May 2018 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2021
Swethaa Ballakrishnen and Rupali Francesca Samuel
University of California, Irvine School of Law and Independent
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legal education, legal profession, global legal education, gender, women legal academics, women in academia, careers of women academics, gender in law schools

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Review of Gender, Alterity and Human Rights, by Ratna Kapur

Feminist Legal Studies, Vol.27, No.1, 2018, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2019-13
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 21 Mar 2019
Swethaa Ballakrishnen
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Professional Prestige in the Indian LPO Industry

Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2013
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 31 Jul 2013
Swethaa Ballakrishnen
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Indian Legal Profession, Globalization Effects, Organizational Culture, Abogacía india, efectos de la globalización, cultura organizacional, subcontratación

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Sticky Floors, Springboards, Stairways & Slow Escalators: Mobility Pathways and Preferences of International Students in U.S. Law Schools

U.C. Irvine Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law (Vol. 3, 2018) , Northwestern Public Law Research Paper, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2019-23
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 12 May 2018 Last Revised: 12 Apr 2019
Carole Silver and Swethaa Ballakrishnen
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and University of California, Irvine School of Law
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globalization, legal education, international mobility, higher education

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Language, Culture, and the Culture of Language International JD students in U.S. Law Schools

Chapter IN: Power, Legal Education, and Law School Cultures Meera E. Deo, Mindie Lazarus-Black, Elizabeth Mertz, editors, New York, NY : Routledge, 2020, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2020-37, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 20-07
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 14 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 13 May 2020
Swethaa Ballakrishnen and Carole Silver
University of California, Irvine School of Law and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
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Where Do We Go From Here? International Students, Post-Pandemic Law Schools, and the Possibilities of Universal Design

8 CJCCL 313 (2022), Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 22-18
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 26 May 2022
Carole Silver and Swethaa Ballakrishnen
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and University of California, Irvine School of Law
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legal education, legal profession, diversity and inclusion, international students, universal design

Where Do We Go From Here? International Students, Post-Pandemic Law Schools, and the Possibilities of Universal Design

Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2022, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2022-16
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 24 May 2022
Carole Silver and Swethaa Ballakrishnen
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and University of California, Irvine School of Law
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'Why is Gender a Form of Diversity?': Rising Advantages for Women in Global Indian Law Firms

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2013
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 30 Apr 2018
Swethaa Ballakrishnen
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Homeward Bound: What Does a Global Legal Education Offer the Indian Returnees?

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 80, No. 2, 2012
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 08 May 2018
Swethaa Ballakrishnen
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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legal education, south asia, graduate students, law, higher education, India, legal profession, careers

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Just Like Global Firms: Unintended Gender Parity and Speculative Isomorphism in India's Elite Professions

Law & Society Review. Vol.53, No.1, 2019, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2019-11
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 21 Mar 2019
Swethaa Ballakrishnen
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Intentional Invisibility: Professional Women and the Navigation of Workplace Constraints

Sociological Perspectives, Vol. 62, No, 1, 2019, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2019-17
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 24 May 2018 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2019
Swethaa Ballakrishnen, Priya Fielding-Singh and Devon Magliozzi
University of California, Irvine School of Law, Stanford University and Stanford University
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Organizations, Occupations and Work, Sex and Gender, Professionals, Qualitative Methods, Professional Women, Gender and Work

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For Things to Remain (Sort of) the Same, Everything Must Change India’s First Generation Professional Elites & the Surreptitious Reproduction of Hierarchy

Chapter IN: Mapping the elite : power, privilege, and inequality, Surinder S. Jodhka and Jules Naudet, editors, New Delhi, India : Oxford University Press, 2019, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2020-36
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 14 Apr 2020
Swethaa Ballakrishnen
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Introduction: Law, Globalisation and the Shadows of Legal Globalisation

Invisible institutionalisms : collective reflections on the shadows of legal globalisation / edited by Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen and Sara Dezalay. Oxford, UK ; Hart Publishing, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing distribution : [London, England] : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2021-33
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 10 Jun 2021
Swethaa Ballakrishnen and Sara Dezalay
University of California, Irvine School of Law and Cardiff University - Politics and International Relations
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Nevertheless They Persisted: Gendered Frameworks and Socialization Advantages in Indian Professional Service Firms

Canadian Review of Sociology, Vol.55, No.3, 2018, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2019-24
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 26 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 12 Apr 2019
Swethaa Ballakrishnen
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Gender, Professional Work, Socialization, Gendered Frameworks, Legal Profession, Global Legal Education, South Asia, India

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Law, Legal Socializations, and Epistemic Injustice

Law & Social Inquiry, FirstView, 2022, forthcoming, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2022-19
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 07 Jun 2022
Swethaa Ballakrishnen and Sarah B. Lawsky
University of California, Irvine School of Law and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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Accidental Feminism: gender parity and selective mobility among India's professional elite

Preface to: Accidental feminism : gender parity and selective mobility among India's professional elite by Swethaa Ballakrishnen, Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2021. , UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2021-34
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 16 Jun 2021
Swethaa Ballakrishnen
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Intha Gnalamum Poy Thaano - Imagining the Other in Contract.

The Cabinet of Imaginary Laws, edited by Peter Goodrich, Thanos Zartaloudis, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021., UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2021-32
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 10 Jun 2021
Swethaa Ballakrishnen
University of California, Irvine School of Law
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‘I Love My American Job’: Professional Prestige in the Indian Outsourcing Industry and Global Consequences of an Expanding Legal Profession

International Journal of the Legal Profession, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2012
Posted: 21 Jul 2019
Swethaa Ballakrishnen
University of California, Irvine School of Law

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Legal Profession, Offshoring, Mobility, Outsourcing, Legal Education, South Asia, India

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Where Did We Come from? Where Do We Go? An Enquiry into the Students and Systems of Legal Education in India

Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education Vol. 7 (2) 133-54 (2009)
Posted: 09 May 2018
Swethaa Ballakrishnen
University of California, Irvine School of Law

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India, legal education, sociology of the legal profession, law and society

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‘She Gets the Job Done’: Entrenched Gender Meanings and New Returns to Essentialism in India's Elite Professional Firms

Journal of Professions and Organization 4(3): 324-42, October 2017
Posted: 26 Apr 2018
Swethaa Ballakrishnen
University of California, Irvine School of Law

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elite professions; gendered worker; global work; women in law; essentialism; female professionals

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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
Posted: 23 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2014
Swethaa Ballakrishnen
University of California, Irvine School of Law

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