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Jayanth Krishnan

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Jayanth Krishnan

Milt and Judi Stewart Professor of Law; Director, Milt and Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession

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Jayanth Krishnan

Milt and Judi Stewart Professor of Law; Director, Milt and Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession




HINDUISM AND LAW: AN INTRODUCTION (with D.R. Davis & T. Lubin). New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.


Big Law's Immigration Advocates (with Megan Riley and Vitor M. Dias), UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS LAW REVIEW (forthcoming, 2024). [SSRN]

Overstepping: U.S. Immigration Judges and the Power to Develop the Record, 2022 WISCONSIN LAW REVIEW 57 (2022). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

The Immigrant Struggle for Effective Counsel: An Empirical Assessment, 2022 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS LAW REVIEW 1021 (2022). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

The 'Impractical and Anomalous' Consequences of Territorial Inequity, 36 GEORGETOWN IMMIGRATION LAW JOURNAL 621 (2022). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Facts Versus Discretion: The Debate Over Immigration Adjudication, 37 GEORGETOWN IMMIGRATION LAW JOURNAL 1 (2022). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

A Pioneer of the Law & Society Movement: One Eyewitness's Reflections, 88 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW REVIEW 1715 (2021). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Lawyers for the Undocumented: Addressing a Split Circuit Dilemma for Asylum-Seekers, 82 OHIO STATE LAW JOURNAL 163 (2021). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Judicial Power -- Immigration-Style, 73 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW REVIEW 317 (2021). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Bhopal in the Federal Courts: How Indian Victims Failed to Get Justice73 RUTGERS UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 705 (2020). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

International Lawyers As Disrupters of Corruption: Globalizing Influences and Lessons from Africa's Most Populous Country -- Nigeria18 NORTHWESTERN JOURNAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS 93 (2020). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Legal Activism in the Face of Political Challenges: The Nigerian Case (with Kunle Ajagbe). 42 JOURNAL OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION 197 (2018). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

An Innovative Matrix for Dispute Resolution: The Dubai World Tribunal and the Global Insolvency Crisis (with Harold Koster), 2016 JOURNAL OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION 387 (2016). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Legal Elites and the Shaping of Corporate Law Practice in Brazil: A Historical Study (with Vitor M. Dias and John E. Pence), LAW & SOCIAL INQUIRY (2015). [SSRN]

The Aspiring and Globalizing Law Student: A Comment on the Lazarus-Black and Globokar LL.M Study (with Vitor M Dias), 22 INDIANA JOURNAL OF GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES 81 (2015). [HeinOnline]

Surveying Key Aspects of Sociolegal Scholarship on India: An Overview (with Patrick W. Thomas), 11 ANNUAL REVIEW OF LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCE 337 (2015). [SSRN]

A Common Law Court in an Uncommon Environment: The DIFC Judiciary and Global Commercial Dispute Resolution (with Priya Purohit), 25 AMERICAN REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION 497 (2014). [SSRN]

Grappling at the Grassroots: Access to Justice in India's Lower Tier (with S. N. Kavadi, et. al.), 27 HARVARD HUMAN RIGHTS JOURNAL 151 (2014). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Peel-Off Lawyers: Legal Professionals in India's Corporate Law Firm Sector, 9 SOCIO-LEGAL REVIEW 1 (2013). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Academic SAILERS: The Ford Foundation and the Efforts to Shape Legal Education in Africa, 1957-1977, 52 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF LEGAL HISTORY 261 (2012). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Delay in Process, Denial of Justice: The Jurisprudence & Empirics of Speedy Trials in Comparative Perspective (with C. Raj Kumar), 42 GEORGETOWN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 747 (2011). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Globetrotting Law Firms, 23 GEORGETOWN JOURNAL OF LEGAL ETHICS 57 (2010). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

The Joint Law Venture: A Pilot Study, 28 BERKELEY JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 431 (2010). [SSRN] [ HeinOnline]. Excerpt published in UNDERSTANDING AND USING NETWORKS FOR LAW PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT (Roy S. Ginsburg, et. al.). Philadelphia: ALA ABA, 2011.

Editors' Foreword (with C.R. Kumar), 1 JINDAL GLOBAL LAW REVIEW 1 (2009).

Toward the Next Generation of Galanter-Influenced Scholars: The Reach of a Law-and-Society Founder (with Stewart Macaulay), 71 LAW AND CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS i (2008). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Scholarly Discourse, Public Perceptions, and the Cementing of Norms: The Case of the Indian Supreme Court and a Plea for Research, 9 JOURNAL OF APPELLATE PRACTICE & PROCESS 255 (2007). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Analyzing the Friedman Thesis Through a Legal Lens: Book Review Essay Assessing Thomas L. Friedman's The World is Flat, 81 TULANE LAW REVIEW 923 (2007). [HeinOnline]

Outsourcing and the Globalizing Legal Profession, 48 WILLIAM & MARY LAW REVIEW 2189 (2007). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Lawyering for a Cause and Experiences from Abroad, 94 CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW 575 (2006). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

From the ALI to the ILI: The Efforts to Export an American Legal Institution, 38 VANDERBILT JOURNAL OF TRANSNATIONAL LAW 1255 (2005). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Professor Kingsfield Goes to Delhi: American Academics, the Ford Foundation, and the Development of Legal Education in India, 46 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF LEGAL HISTORY 447 (2004). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Bread for the Poor: Access to Justice and the Rights of the Needy in India (with Marc Galanter), 55 HASTINGS LAW JOURNAL 789 (2004). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

India’s Patriot Act: POTA and the Impact on Civil Liberties in the World’s Largest Democracy, 22 LAW AND INEQUALITY: A JOURNAL OF THEORY AND PRACTICE 265 (2004). [HeinOnline]

Mobilizing Immigrants, 11 GEORGE MASON LAW REVIEW 695 (2003). [HeinOnline]

The Rights of the New Untouchables: A Constitutional Analysis of HIV Jurisprudence in India, 25 HUMAN RIGHTS QUARTERLY 791 (2003). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Social Policy Advocacy and the Role of the Courts in India, 21 THE AMERICAN ASIAN REVIEW 91 (2003). [SSRN]

Transgressive Cause Lawyering in the Developing World: The Case of India (in French), 55 DROIT ET SOCIETE 629 (2003). [HeinOnline]

So Help Me God: A Comparative Study of Religious Interest Group Litigation (with Kevin den Dulk), 30 GEORGIA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW 233 (2002). [HeinOnline]

Public Interest Litigation in a Comparative Context, 20 BUFFALO PUBLIC INTEREST LAW JOURNAL 19 (2001-2002). [HeinOnline]

Personal Law and Human Rights in India and Israel (with Marc Galanter), 34 ISRAEL LAW REVIEW 101 (2000). [HeinOnline]. Reprinted in RELIGION AND PERSONAL LAW IN SECULAR INDIA: A CALL TO JUDGMENT (Gerald James Larson, Ed.) Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2001.

Lawyers Seeking Clients, Clients Seeking Lawyers: Sources of Contingency Fee Cases And Their Implications for Case Handling (with Herbert M. Kritzer), 21 LAW & POLICY 347 (1999). [SSRN] [HeinOnline]

Book Chapters

Harmonizing Migration and Graduate Legal Education, in THE MUSIC OF LAW: PROTECTING PEOPLE AND DEMOCRACY (Yvonne Cripps, ed.), Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, forthcoming 2024.

The Evolution of Pro Bono Legal Services in Nigeria (with K. Ajagbe), in GLOBAL PRO BONO (Scott Cummings, et al., Eds.). Cambridge University Press, 2021.

Being Your Own Boss: The Career Trajectories and Motivations of India's Newest Corporate Lawyers, in THE INDIAN LEGAL PROFESSION IN THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION (D.B. Wilkins, V. Khanna, and D. Trubek, Eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Legitimacy of Courts and the Dilemma of Their Proliferation: The Significance of Judicial Power in India, in ASIAN COURTS IN CONTEXT (Jiunn-rung Yeh and Wen-Chen, Eds.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ( 2014).

Exceptional or Not? An Examination of India's Special Courts in the National Security Context (with Viplav Sharma) in GUANTANAMO AND BEYOND: EXCEPTIONAL COURTS AND MILITARY COMMISSIONS IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE (F. Ni Aolain and O. Gross, Eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

The Joint Law Venture, in UNDERSTANDING AND USING NETWORKS FOR LAW PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT (with Roy S. Ginsburg, Philadelphia: ALI/ABA, 2011.

Law & Society in India, in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAW AND SOCIETY: AMERICAN AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES (David Scott Clark, Ed.) Los Angeles: Sage Press 2006.

Transgressive Cause Lawyering in the Developing World: The Case of Indiain THE WORLDS CAUSE LAWYERS MAKE (Austin Sarat and Stuart A. Scheingold, Eds.) Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2005.

Debased Informalism: Lok Adalats and Legal Rights in India (with Marc Galanter), in BEYOND COMMON KNOWLEDGE: EMPIRICAL APPROACHES TO THE RULE OF LAW (Thomas C. Heller and Erik G. Jensen, Eds.) Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003.

India, in LEGAL SYSTEMS OF THE WORLD (Herbert M. Kritzer, Ed.) Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio Press, 2002.

Book Reviews

Book Review. External Forces, Internal Dynamics: Foreign Legal Actors and Their Impact on Domestic Affairs (with Vitor M. Dias and Martin Hevia), Stern, R., Environmental Litigation in China: A Study in Political Ambivalence, 94 TEXAS LAW REVIEW 995 ( 2016). [HeinOnline] [SSRN]

Book Review. Elhauge, E., Statuory Default Rules: How to Interpret Unclear Legislation, 22 GOVERNANCE 509 (2009).

Book Review. Journal of the National Human Rights Commission, India (Inaugural Edition), published by: The National Human Rights Commission (India), 2002, 26 HUMAN RIGHTS QUARTERLY 542 (2004). [HeinOnline]

Book Review. Sathe, S.P., Judicial Activism in India: Transgressing Borders and Enforcing Limits13 LAW AND POLITICS BOOK REVIEW 2 (2003).

Book Review. Perceptions and Interpretations of Law from Past to Present in the SubcontinentM.R. Anderson and S. Guha (Eds.), Changing Concepts of Rights and Justice in South Asia, 34 GEORGE WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL LAW REVIEW 639 (2002). [HeinOnline]

Book Review. Duxbury, N., Jurists and Judges: An Essay on Influence11 LAW AND POLITICS BOOK REVIEW 472 (2001).