Regtech: A New Frontier in Legal Scholarship

24 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2019

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Vicki C. Waye

University of South Australia - Justice & Society

Date Written: June 29, 2019


Regulation is increasing in intensity and complexity and placing a growing burden on business. To cope with the compliance challenge, a large number of automated solutions designed to facilitate regulatory compliance have begun to emerge under the moniker of ‘Regtech’. By contrast with other analyses that have sought to predict the impact of these developments on the regulatory process or upon the relevant industry sector, the purpose of this paper is to study the effect of Regtech on future legal scholarship. While acknowledging the often thin and overlapping divide between different approaches to research, the article embarks on this task by examining how Regtech may affect (a) doctrinal, (b) normative/reform oriented (c) theoretical (d) interdisciplinary and (e) empirical forms of legal scholarship.

Note: This paper has subsequently been published in (2019) 40 (1) Adelaide Law Review 363 - 386 . The editor has provided permission to post the paper on SSRN.

Keywords: algorithmic regulation, legal research and scholarship

JEL Classification: K20

Suggested Citation

Waye, Vicki C., Regtech: A New Frontier in Legal Scholarship (June 29, 2019). Adelaide Law Review, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2019, Available at SSRN:

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