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The Faculty of Law has been selected as one of the first research hubs of the newly created Global Research Network on Law and Finance (GRNLF) sponsored by the Max Planck Society and the Institute for New Economic Thinking. In conjunction with this, the GRNLF invites enquiries from students interested in undertaking a doctoral research project starting in the academic year 2013/14. View Scholarship Announcement[linkme].

The GRNLF is an interdisciplinary network of scholars located at Columbia University (New York), the University of Oxford (Oxford) and Frankfurt University (Frankfurt), exploring issues at the intersection of law and finance. At the core of the GRNLF’s undertakings is a new theoretical framework, the Legal Theory of Finance. To test this theory, critique it and further develop it, GRNLF provides scholarships to doctoral students, organizes seminars and hosts annual meetings to share research results and expose them to interdisciplinary perspectives.

Katharina Pistor, Director of Columbia Law School’s Center on Global Legal Transformation and recipient of the Max Planck Society’s Research Reward on International Financial Regulation, is the GRNLF’s project leader. Dan Awrey, University Lecturer in Law and Finance and Fellow of Linacre College, is the GRNLF contact at Oxford.