My two worlds are literally colliding and I couldn't be happier. Fordham Law School is launching it's "Fashion Law Institute" this fall. It is the first law school to offer a fashion law institute and is the first law school to offer courses in fashion law for it's law students.
The Fashion Law Institute was created in conjunction with the Council of Fashion Designers of America and it's President, Diane Von Furstenberg (i.e. the godmother of the wrap dress). While there are no 'majors' in law school, students at Fordham will be able to take classes focusing on aspects of the law that affect the fashion industry including, fashion law and finance, fashion ethics, fashion retail law and fashion law practicum.
You lawyers out there...are you ready for the best part? Not only will the Institute offer public seminar series for design and legal professionals, as well as a Summer Intensive course open to degree and non-degree students, but the institute will also be holding an annual symposium and other seminars and events offering....wait for it....wait for it..... Continuing Legal Education credits!
An opportunity to gain CLE credits while learning about fashion law in NYC?!?! Where do I sign up?
For more information check out: http://law.fordham.edu/fashion-law-institute/fashionlaw.htm
Photos: Left, Susan Scafidi, Fashion Law Institute Director; Right, Diane Von Furstenberg
'Til Next Time,