The Banking & Finance Law Review (BFLR) is Hiring a Fintech Fellow!

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Application Deadline:

May 1, 2023.

Position Description:

The Banking & Finance Law Review is pleased to announce the second annual FinTech Fellowship, building on its Annual FinTech Issues and a proud history of over 35 years as a leading forum for discussion of financial law developments in Canada and around the globe. The FinTech Fellowship gives doctoral candidates insight into the editorial process of scholarly journal publication in this cutting-edge field of law, including gaining editorial and peer review experience, making it easier to navigate the process as a new author and providing a
distinguishing line item on an academic CV. The fellowship is virtual. 

The FinTech Fellow will sit as part of the Editorial Team for the BFLR’s Annual FinTech issue, alongside the Editor-in-Chief, Managing General Editor and Guest Co-Editor of the Special Issue, and will be listed in the Call for Papers. FinTech Fellows will have the opportunity to publish as short article (8,000-9,000 words) linked to their doctoral research on FinTech, ideally focusing on relevant recent developments in their field. This article will be published in the Annual FinTech issue as the Fintech Fellow Paper.


Candidates for a doctoral degree in law (PhD, SJD, JSD or equivalent) from any jurisdiction are eligible to apply. The candidate’s thesis research must be focused on law and FinTech within the broad scope of the BFLR’s Call for Papers for the Annual FinTech Issue. This special issue focuses on the growth of Financial Technology, its regulation and impact on the financial industry in Canada and internationally. FinTech is construed broadly to encompass any technology used in relation to banking and finance activities, including innovations such as cryptocurrencies, blockchain, mobile and open banking, payments innovations like stablecoins and central bank digital currencies, application programming interfaces, robo-advisors, machine learning and artificial intelligence. The issue may also discuss the implications of these technologies for financial market systemic risk.

Application Instructions:

Applications are due by May 1, 2023. 

Complete applications will include an application form, CV, thesis abstract (500 words max.), and statement outlining the applicant’s interest in the FinTech Fellowship and how editorial experience will benefit their scholarship and/or academic career (500 words max.) Applications will be evaluated by the BFLR Editorial Team, which will select the FinTech Fellow

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