Texas Wesleyan Law Review
In his bestseller The World Is Flat author Thomas Friedman commented on how the worldwide proliferation of high-speed broadband technology has "flattened" the global marketplace and enabled U.S. corporations to efficiently and cost-effectively offshore many traditionally domestic white-collar services. Friedman observed that a convergence of technological advances has leveled the global economic playing field and in turn created thousands of well-paying jobs for workers in English-speaking countries such as India and the Philippines. As a consequence of this flattening phenomenon, American white-collar jobs are moving overseas at record numbers to countries where they can be performed at a fraction of the cost. Could this offshore trend, which has already flattened so many other U.S. whitecollar sectors, also flatten the U.S. legal job market?
Overseas Legal Outsourcing and the American Legal Profession: Friend or “Flattener”?,
Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.37419/TWLR.V14.I2.1