• Journals

    * Indicates peer review.

    Silver, Carole and Swethaa Ballakrishnen. (2018). Sticky Floors, Springboards, Stairways and Slow Escalators: Mobility Pathways and Preferences of International Students in U.S. Law Schools. Forthcoming at University of California Irvine Journal of International, Transnational and Comparative Law

    Ballakrishnen, Swethaa*. (2017). 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

    Pearce, Russell, Eli Wald and Swethaa Ballakrishnen. (2015). Difference Blindness v. Bias Awareness: Why Law Firms with the Best of Intentions Have Failed to Create Diverse Partnerships. 83 Fordham Law Review 2407-55

    Ballakrishnen, Swethaa*.  (2013). ‘Why is Gender a form of diversity?’ Rising Advantages for Women in Global Indian Law Firms. Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies Vol. 20 (2) 1261-89

    Ballakrishnen, Swethaa. (2013). Professional Prestige in the Indian LPO Industry. Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 3 (3) 474-511

    Ballakrishnen, Swethaa. (2012). Homeward Bound: What does a global legal education offer the Indian returnees? 80 Fordham Law Review 2441-80

    Ballakrishnen, Swethaa*.  (2012). ‘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 (2) 379-404

    Ballakrishnen, Swethaa*. (2009). 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

    Ballakrishnen, Swethaa. (2005). Rights against the guarantor during insolvency proceedings. Nalsar Student Law Review 51 (1)

    Ballakrishnen, Swethaa. International Commercial Arbitration in India. (2003). Delhi Law Times 72

  • Whitepapers and Current Projects

    Ballakrishnen, Swethaa. (2018). Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility Among India’s New Professional Elite. Under contract at Princeton University Press

    Ballakrishnen, Swethaa. (2018). Present and Future: A Revised Sociological Portrait of the Indian Legal Profession. Lawyers in Society – 30 Years After, Eds. Hilary Sommerlad, Ole Hammerslev, Rick Abel and Ulrike Schultz. Hart Publishing. In Press

    Ballakrishnen, Swethaa and Rupali Samuel. (2018). Non-Academic Academics: The Non-Linear Trajectories of India’s Women Legal Academics. Gender and Careers in The Legal Academy. Ed. Ulrike Schlutz. Hart Publishing. In Press

    Ballakrishnen, Swethaa. (2018). Mind Your Language: Ascription Metrics and Assimilation Strategies in International Legal Careers. (with Carole Silver). Ashgate Series on Legal Education, Eds. Elizabeth Mertz, Meera Deo and Mindie Lazarus-Black. Ashgate. In Press

    Ballakrishnen, Swethaa. (2018). First Generation Elites: India’s Professionals And The Surreptitious Reproduction of Hierarchy. Sociology of Indian Elites, Eds. Surinder Jodhka, Jules Naudet and Gilles Verniers. Oxford University Press. In Press

    Ballakrishnen, Swethaa and Kalpana Kannabiran. (2017). Do Ask. Do Tell: Gendered Negotiations of the Constitutional Right to Privacy

    Ballakrishnen, Swethaa and Hannah Brüeckner. (2017). Kerala’s Gender Paradox: Gulf Migrant Families and Futures

    Ballakrishnen, Swethaa and Sara Dezalay. (Eds.). (2016). Invisible Institutions. Manuscript in progress

  • Articles Under Review

    Ballakrishnen, Swethaa*. “Nevertheless They Persisted: The Negotiation of Gendered Frameworks in Indian Professional Service Firms.” Revise and resubmit

    Ballakrishnen, Swethaa and Carole Silver*. “Making It (When They Can’t Fake It) Passed and Primed Identities of International J.D. students in U.S. Law Schools.” Revise and resubmit

    Ballakrishnen, Swethaa, Priya Fielding-Singh and Devon Magliozzi*. “Intentional Invisibility: Professional Women and the Navigation of Workplace Constrains.” Revise and resubmit