Globalization, Lawyers, and India: Toward a Theoretical Synthesis of Globalization Studies and the Sociology of the Legal Profession

37 Pages Posted: 1 May 2012  

David B. Wilkins

Harvard University - Center on the Legal Profession

Mihaela Papa

Harvard Law School

Date Written: May 1, 2012

Abstract

Despite the importance of globalization for Indian lawyers, there have been surprisingly few attempts to integrate the rich scholarship on the processes of globalization with the sociology of the Indian legal profession, and to conceptualize and explain major recent legal developments in India in this context. This article uses three globalization processes – economic globalization, globalization of knowledge and globalization of governance – as lenses for analyzing the Indian legal profession. It argues that understanding these processes and their intersections can help frame a much needed empirical investigation into the globalization of the legal profession in India, and possibly in other major emerging economies.

Suggested Citation

Wilkins, David B. and Papa, Mihaela, Globalization, Lawyers, and India: Toward a Theoretical Synthesis of Globalization Studies and the Sociology of the Legal Profession (May 1, 2012). International Journal of the Legal Profession, Forthcoming; Harvard Public Law Working Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2049506

David B. Wilkins (Contact Author)

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Mihaela Papa

Harvard Law School ( email )

1563 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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