This morning, Susan Scadifi, director of Fordham University’s Fashion Law Institute, along with the University’s Provost, Stephen Freedman, and Diane von Furstenberg, announced two new degree programs focused on fashion law at Fordham’s law school.
The first is an LL.M. in Fashion Law for practicing attorneys. This program will start in the fall and will feature courses in financing, modeling law, and licensing, amongst others. This program is designed to give lawyers practical lawyering skills that would apply to legal issues that affect the industry.
The other program is a Master of Studies in Law, which is for professionals who work within the industry, such as executives, designers and entrepreneurs. This will give industry professionals the opportunity to understand how different laws affect the industry, ranging from business and corporate issues to design issues.