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Inside Out 5: Fashion’s In-House Counsel

Event announcement for Inside Out 5: Fashion's In-House Counsel on the New Roaring '20s, on Friday, February 7, 9:30-10:45am. Black and white image of a Prohibition-era woman's legs with a flask tucked in a garter.

A new decade brings new challenges to the fashion industry, and in-house counsel are at the cutting edge of change. Join us for our annual New York Fashion Week legal speakeasy, "Inside Out 5: Fashion's In-House Counsel on the New Roaring '20s." 

DATE: Friday, February 7, 2020
TIME: 9:30-10:45am (breakfast 9am)
PLACE: Fordham Law School, 150 W. 62nd Street, Room 7-119
NYS CLE: 1.5 hours professional practice, transitional and non-transitional

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

  • Louise Firestone, LVMH
  • Jeffrey Hellman, PVH
  • Ashley Valdes, Warby Parker

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Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays from all of us at the Fashion Law Institute! Image shows brick wall and fireplace, with wooden Fashion Law Institute gavel logo on wall

We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Registration will be available in January for these upcoming events:
Friday, February 7 — Inside Out 5: Fashion’s In-House Counsel
Friday, April 3 — 10th Annual Symposium

Applications for Fashion Law Bootcamp are also open!

And, if you’re feeling the spirit of the season, the glee of a holiday bonus, or simply the satisfaction of planning a tax deduction before the end of the year, please help us continue the work of the Fashion Law Institute with your donation. We’re a self-supporting 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and contributions at all levels
are deeply appreciated!

Fashion Law Bootcamp – Deposit

A $250 deposit is due with the application. The deposit is applied toward the program cost and is non-refundable (unless not accepted into the program, in which case the deposit is refunded). If you prefer check, money order, or wire transfer, please let us know and we'll provide the requisite information!
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Combating Copycats: How to Protect Your Designs

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Constantly combating copycats?  Join Fleur du Mal founder Jennifer Zuccarini and Professor Susan Scafidi, founder of the Fashion Law Institute, for an update on the latest in intellectual property protection strategies -- and a conversation about the future of copyrights, trademarks, patents, and the fashion industry.  If you have individual questions and would like to schedule a free consultation through the Fashion Law Institute Pop-Up Clinic, please indicate your request below.  This event is limited to fashion design professionals and design students only and is not open to attorneys, media, or the general public.

DATE:  Thursday, November 7, 2019
TIME:  6:00-7:00pm
PLACE:  Fordham Law School, 150 W. 62nd Street, New York, NY  10023

Ethics CLE on 10/10

Event announcement - Gig Reflex: Will Fashion Find New Independent Contractor Laws Hard to Swallow? (Graphic: nauseated face emoji)

Are independent contractors the new sweatshop workers? California’s new legislation implies just that, and while it’s aimed at reclassifying Uber and Lyft drivers, it will also have an impact on the fashion industry — not just on the West Coast but across the country. In this edition of our annual ethics CLE program, we will explain how employee and independent contractor standards are evolving, as well as what this means for fashion and the ethical practice of law. Key issues include the following:

  • How is the law of independent contractor and employee status changing? What will these changes mean for the fashion industry? 
  • To what extent can New York attorneys advise clients facing employment classification issues in other states?
  • Should legal ethics rules on state bar membership change to reflect today’s interstate economy?
  • And as legislators and regulators across the country follow California in condemning independent contractor status as a form of exploitation, how should attorneys design contracts to address this ethical concern?

DATE: Thursday, October 10, 2019
TIME: 6:30 - 7:45pm (reception 6:00pm)
PLACE: Bateman Room, 2nd Floor, Fordham Law School, 150 W. 62nd Street
NYS CLE: 1.5 hours (1.0 hours ethics; 0.5 hours professional practice, transitional and non-transitional)

SPEAKERS INCLUDE

  • Elisheva Hirshman, PVH Corp.
  • Joey Hunter, Fashion and Talent Industry Consultant
  • Karyn D. Jefferson, Benjamin Moore & Co.
  • Rebecca Nathanson, NYS Department of Labor

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Event: Retail Survival in Turbulent Times

Fashion's 9 Lives: Retail Survival in Turbulent Times event - September 6, 2019 from 9:30-10:45am - cat with tail in shape of a 9 - 9th anniversary event!

At a time when high-profile bankruptcies, international protests, and tariff wars are disrupting the retail environment, how can the fashion industry land on its feet? What are the best strategies for dealing with our uncertain economic future? Are there steps brands can take to keep tariffs and turmoil from cutting into fashion’s crucial 4th quarter retail sales? How can vendors protect themselves before a store goes bankrupt, and what should they do after a bankruptcy petition is filed? Join our panel of experts as they discuss these questions and more at our 9th anniversary New York Fashion Week event, “Fashion's 9 Lives: Retail Survival in Turbulent Times.” 

DATE: Friday, September 6, 2019
TIME: 9:30 - 10:45am (breakfast 9:00am)
PLACE: Bateman Room, 2nd Floor, Fordham Law School, 150 W. 62nd Street
NYS CLE: 1.5 hours professional practice, transitional and non-transitional

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

  • Danica Chin, Tiffany & Co.
  • Anna  Fan, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
  • Jon Gold, National Retail Federation
  • Charles Miller, Macy's
  • Jeff Trexler, Moda Legal
  • Gary Wassner, Hilldun

REGISTER HERE!

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Fashion Law Bootcamp

Fashion Law Bootcamp - New York and Silicon Valley

Welcome to Bootcamp!

NEXT EDITIONS:
NEW YORK
MAY 26 - 30, 2020

SILICON VALLEY
JULY 15-17, 2020

The Fashion Law Institute's unique annual Summer Intensive Program, fondly known as Fashion Law Bootcamp®, is your opportunity to experience the field of fashion law outside of the regular law school curriculum.

It's an unparalleled opportunity to delve into the substance of style, with emphasis on current business and legal issues involving the global fashion industry. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet fashion industry leaders and Fashion Law Institute faculty, who teach the Fashion Law curriculum at Fordham Law School and themselves have worked with major brands, such as Tiffany, Kering, LVMH, Wilhelmina, Ford Models, and Conde Nast.

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 the Fashion Law Bootcamp® New York edition – and is internationally recognized for her expertise. The program will also feature guest lecturers from the fashion industry.

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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.

As always, our series of Fashion Law Bootcamp®  intensive programs are eligible for CLE credit -- more details below.

APPLY NOW! 

APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
The brief application form is below and is also linked here. Completed applications are reviewed as they are received.

CREDITS 

Law students: Fashion Law Bootcamp does not issue a Fordham transcript; academic credit will need approval from your home institution. For additional information, please read this and email bootcamp@fashionlawinstitute.com
before applying).

Lawyers: Both newly admitted and experienced attorneys will receive a maximum of 28.0 transitional and non-transitional, professional practice New York State CLE credits, for the New York Edition.

California CLE credit certification renewal for the San Francisco/Silicon Valley edition is pending; based on previous years, the amount of CLE credits for this version should be 14.0 transitional and non-transitional, professional practice New York State CLE credits, and 12.0 CLE credit hours for California.

CERTIFICATE
Certificates of completion will be awarded to all participants at the conclusion of the program.

VISA
If you are not a U.S. citizen or legal resident and are in or will enter the U.S. as a non-immigrant, you may need a visa to attend Fashion Law Bootcamp. A student visa is NOT required; attendees typically use a B-2 or B-1 visa depending on their particular interests, or, for qualified countries, the visa waiver program. Please email us for more information.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION about Fashion Law Bootcamp, please email bootcamp@fashionlawinstitute.com.

DATES

New York: May 26 - 30, 2020

Silicon Valley: July 15-17, 2020

CONTENT

The New York edition covers the entire content of Professor Scafidi's pioneering two-credit-hour Fashion Law course.

The Silicon Valley edition covers special topics in fashion law with a technology focus, with sessions at the headquarters of leading brands. This year will once again include Apple HQ in Cupertino, with more to be announced.

FEE

New York: $2,450, which includes all expenses associated with the program (except for room and board), including printed materials and special events.

Silicon Valley: $975, which includes all expenses associated with the program (except for room and board), including printed materials and special events. A special reduced rate is available for attendees of both editions!

DEPOSIT

A $250 deposit is due with the application for either edition or both Bootcamps. The deposit is applied toward the program cost and is non-refundable once accepted into the program. We look forward to receiving your application!

ACCOMMODATIONS

There are a number of places to stay in New York, San Francisco, and surrounding areas. In New York, there are special rates available for Fashion Law Bootcamp attendees at two great hotels: the Hudson and the Empire. Details are provided in the admittance letter.

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A $250 deposit is due with the application. The deposit is applied toward the program cost and is non-refundable (unless not accepted into the program, in which case the deposit is refunded). If you prefer check, money order, or wire transfer, please let us know and we'll provide the requisite information!
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