* Indicates peer review.
Ballakrishnen, Swethaa and Carole Silver*. "A New Minority: International J.D. students in U.S. Law Schools." Forthcoming at Law and Social Inquiry (2018)
Ballakrishnen, Swethaa, Priya Fielding-Singh, and Devon Magliozzi. "Intentional Invisibility: Professional Women and the Navigation of Workplace Constraints." Sociological Perspectives (2018): 0731121418782185. [Press]
Ballakrishnen, Swethaa*. "Nevertheless They Persisted: Gendered Frameworks and Socialization Advantages in Indian Professional Service Firms"., Canadian Review of Sociology (2018) DOI 10.1111/cars.12207
Silver, Carole and Swethaa Ballakrishnen. "Sticky Floors, Springboards, Stairways & Slow Escalators: Mobility Pathways and Preferences of International Students in US Law Schools." University of California Irvine Journal of International, Transnational and Comparative Law (2018) 3 (39) 101-132
Ballakrishnen, Swethaa*. "‘She Gets The Job Done’: Entrenched Gender Meanings and New Returns to Essentialism in India’s Elite Law Firms", Journal of Professions and Organization 4(3): 324-42 | 2018 JPO Best Paper Award
Pearce, Russell G., Eli Wald, and Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen. "Difference Blindness vs. Bias Awareness: Why Law Firms with the Best of Intentions Have Failed to Create Diverse Partnerships." Fordham L. Rev. 83 (2014): 2407.
Ballakrishnen, Swethaa. ""Why is Gender a Form of Diversity?”: Rising Advantages for Women in Global Indian Law Firms." Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 20, no. 2 (2013): 1261-1289.
Ballakrishnen, Swethaa. "Professional Prestige in the Indian LPO Industry." Oñati Socio-Legal Series (2013) Vol. 3 (3) 474-511
Ballakrishnen, Swethaa. "‘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 19, no. 2-3 (2012): 379-404.
Ballakrishnen, Swethaa. "Homeward bound: What does a global legal education offer the Indian returnees." Fordham L. Rev. 80 (2011): 2441
Ballakrishnen, Swethaa*. "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 (2009) Vol. 7 (2) 133-54
Ballakrishnen, Swethaa. "Rights against the guarantor during insolvency proceedings." Nalsar Student Law Review (2005) 51 (1)
Ballakrishnen, Swethaa. "International Commercial Arbitration in India." Delhi Law Times (2003) 72
Ballakrishnen, Swethaa. "Women in India's “Global” Law Firms: Comparative Gender Frames and the Advantage of New Organizations", The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization. Eds. David B. Wilkins, Vikramaditya S. Khanna and David M. Trubek. Cambridge University Press, (2017) pp. 240-63
Ballakrishnen, Swethaa. "India (International) Inc.: Global Work and the (Re-) Organization of Professionalism in Emerging Economies." The Routledge Companion to the Professions and Professionalism. Eds. Mike Dent, Ivy Bourgeault, Jean-Louis Denis and Ellen Kuhlmann. Routledge, (2016) pp. 265-82
Ballakrishnen, Swethaa. "'Why I am not a Lawyer’ An Institutional Analysis of the Indian National Law School Model and its Implications for Global Legal Education", The State of Legal Education in India: Essays in Honour of Professor Ranbir Singh. Edited by Lokendra Malik. Lexis Nexis, (2013) pp. 131-52