Bootcamp is now on both coasts!


Welcome to Bootcamp – in both original East Coast and specially tailored West Coast editions at Levi’s and Apple!

The Fashion Law Institute’s unique annual Summer Intensive Program, fondly known as Fashion Law Bootcamp® and now in its 6th year, is your opportunity to experience the newly defined field of fashion law outside of the regular law school curriculum.


San Francisco:  July 27-29, 2016 – Fashion Law Bootcamp: Special Edition, focusing on fashion law & technology – and featuring Levi’s world headquarters in San Francisco and an unprecedented opportunity to study at Apple headquarters in Cupertino.


New York:  7th annual Fashion Law Bootcamp®, May 30-June 9, 2017 (dates to be confirmed) – an introduction to the substance of style, with emphasis on current business and legal issues involving the global fashion industry.

Fashion Law Bootcamp: Special Edition will take place from July 27-29, 2016, and it will be an in-depth exploration of fashion law and technology, including intellectual property, licensing, privacy, supply chain, and social media issues. The program will start with a visit to the Levi’s Archives in San Francisco on Wednesday afternoon, followed by a day of classes on Thursday, and on Friday we’ll travel to Cupertino, where Apple attorneys will join Professor Susan Scafidi and other Fashion Law Institute faculty in discussing the cutting edge of wearable tech.  Space in this Special Edition program is extremely limited.

Participants will also have the opportunity to meet one another and the industry insiders who serve as program faculty at additional events.

The program is run by Professor Scafidi, Founder and Academic Director of the Institute, who pioneered the field of fashion law. She is the first professor to create a course in the area and is internationally recognized for her expertise. The program will also include guest lecturers from the fashion industry.

Fashion Law Bootcamp® is open to lawyers, fashion industry professionals, law students, and others in the U.S. and abroad who are interested in broadening their knowledge of the law and business of fashion. The program is an excellent way for fashion industry professionals to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the legal issues that they deal with on a regular basis, or for practicing lawyers to expand their current practice or even jump start a change in career. Individuals who have not yet had academic or practical exposure to the law and business of fashion, including design students and other undergraduates entering their final year of study, are eligible to apply but must have a demonstrated scholastic aptitude and willingness to take on the challenge of studying legal materials.


Apply here!