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dc.contributor.authorNoronha, Ernesto
dc.contributor.authorD'Cruz, Premilla
dc.contributor.authorKuruvilla, Sarosh
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-18T22:24:42Z
dc.date.available2020-11-18T22:24:42Z
dc.date.issued2016-03-09
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Contemporary Asia, 46(4), pp. 614-640.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/76831
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dc.description.abstractLegal process outsourcing (LPO) refers to the contracting of legal work from regions where it is costly to perform, such as the US to areas where it can be performed at a significantly decreased cost. LPO has been made possible by the disaggregation of the legal processes into discrete units, each of which can then outsourced to cheaper service providers. Anecdotal evidence suggests a variety of benefits such as financial gains, opportunities to perform “global” work in a corporate atmosphere and acquisition of important skills and training that enhances the prestige of the host country lawyers. In India, which has played a significant role, LPO firms are viewed as important catalysts in the transformation of the country’s highly stratified legal profession based on social identities. This qualitative study, based on 38 interviews, concludes that the corporate culture was an attractive proposition for lawyers from non-elite backgrounds; however, the commodification of offshored work led to a deprofessionalisation of lawyers, reducing them to “glorified clerks.” As a result, LPO firms only provided parallel venues for career mobility but did not destabilise the local legal market which at its core remains socially networked.en_US
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dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.subjectcommodificationen_US
dc.subjectglobalisationen_US
dc.subjectIndiaen_US
dc.subjectlawyersen_US
dc.subjectlegal process outsourcingen_US
dc.subjectprofessionsen_US
dc.titleGlobalisation of Commodification: Legal Process Outsourcing and Indian Lawyersen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.relation.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00472336.2016.1157885en_US
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