Applications for Fashion Law Bootcamp 2013 are now CLOSED.
We hope to see you next year!
Welcome to Bootcamp! The Fashion Law Institute is pleased to offer a unique annual Summer Intensive Program, fondly known as Fashion Law Bootcamp, an opportunity to experience the newly defined field of fashion law outside of the regular law school curriculum.
This summer our 3rd annual Fashion Law Bootcamp will introduce you to the substance of style, with emphasis on current business and legal issues involving the global fashion industry. Classroom sessions are scheduled from May 21 to May 31, 2013, 6:00-9:15 P.M. weekdays (exclusive of Memorial Day, May 27). Participants will also have the opportunity to meet one another and the industry insiders who serve as program faculty at additional events including an opening reception and a closing dinner.
Participants attending Bootcamp will explore diverse areas that affect the fashion industry and are at the heart of the Fashion Law Institute, including intellectual property, business and finance, international trade and government regulation, and consumer culture and civil rights. Within these categories, specific topics include the protection of fashion designs, counterfeiting, licensing agreements, fashion financing, garment district zoning, real estate, employment issues from designers to models, consumer protection, sustainability and green fashion, import/export regulations, sumptuary laws, and dress codes.
The program is run by Professor Susan 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 – covering the same material as Fashion Law Bootcamp – and is internationally recognized for her expertise. The program will also feature guest lecturers from the fashion industry.
Fashion Law Bootcamp is open to law students, lawyers, fashion industry professionals, 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. While there are no specific prerequisites to the program and this is an introductory-level course, reading cases and engaging in legal analysis will be required.