The ‘Centre for Research & Analysis in Finance, Technology & Law (CRAFT & Law) is a unique initiative of the Jindal School of Banking & Finance (JSBF), envisioned to address the burgeoning need to engage with the intersections of finance and technology law and policy in India. This is in response to the pressing need of acquainting legal thinking with associated economic, financial, sociological, technological and other allied fields of study; in order to effectively understand and develop holistic policies in the country. Thus, CRAFT & Law has the singular goal of providing a forum for inter-disciplinary thinking and contributing to current and upcoming challenges in various fields including fintech law, governance, and other allied and intersecting fields. The Centre, with its distinctive focus on contemporaneous issues of key law and policy issues in the country, hopes to add intersectional voices to current debates, respond to Government policies, programs, and strategies, and contribute towards more efficacious law and policy making in India.
The Centre believes that with its unique position within an inter-disciplinary School and University, with access to interested students, established experts, and distinguished academics, it will be able to make contributions to the field which will be both constructive and vital to India’s growing fintech ecosystem.
The Centre envisages to do the following:
(i) Present a forum for members and contributors from varied fields to deliberate over contemporary issues of law and policy in areas of technology law, finance, and other allied and intersecting fields.
(ii) Develop policy briefs, response papers, critiques, and relevant research to advance to the Government and other regulatory bodies on issues in the stated field/s above.
(iii) Publish contemporary research within JGU, including the JSBF Report (JSBF’s student and faculty blog), and at other prestigious journals, reviews, and publications.
(iv) Host experts and eminent personalities on relevant matters.
(v) Engage with new literature and contribute to multi-sectoral and trans-disciplinary jurisprudence on the stated subjects.