Fordham Law Goes Fashion

Susan Scafidi in Jungle Juice , August 22, 2010

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Fordham Law School is pairing with the Council of Fashion Designers of America to launch the world's first Fashion Law institute. I discovered this first when reading the Fall Fashion issue of New York magazine, and came across an ad for the new school. Since Fordham is my alma mater, I was naturally intrigued. I checked out Fordham's Web page, and it's really happening. The first class starts in Fall 2010.

The goal is to provide legal counsel to fashion design students and designers. The institute was created in large part from generous support from the CFDA's president Diane Von Furstenburg (aka the brilliant mind who invented the wrap dress). The program is chaired by Susan Scafidi who has worked to pioneer the field of fashion law, striving to give more rights to designers for intellectual and cultural property. The goal is to provide Fordham Law students with the skill set to become leaders in the up and coming field. Students will focus on particular areas of the law that commonly relate to fashion, including intellectual property, business and finance, international trade and government regulation, and consumer culture and civil rights. The school will be monitored by distinguished members of the fashion industry and the NY Bar association. Very cool!

As anyone who went to Fordham can probably already guess, it's just another part of Father McShane's 5 year plan to take over the world.