Fashion Law Bootcamp in Silicon Valley

Fashion Law Bootcamp

Technology is changing the fabric of fashion, from online retail and advertising on social media to smart textiles and wearables. This July, the Fashion Law Institute returns to California for a special edition of Fashion Law Bootcamp, bringing together 7th Avenue and Silicon Valley in an intensive program on legal issues in the multi-billion-dollar fashion tech sector.

Fashion Law Bootcamp will take place from July 27 – 29, 2016. Focusing on fashion law and technology, 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. On Friday the class will 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.

“Wearable tech is a fusion of opposites — the West Coast and the East Coast, the male-dominated tech world and the female-oriented fashion world — driven by the individuals who are poised to break through these boundaries,” notes Professor Scafidi.

Other topics covered in this fashion tech edition of Fashion Law Bootcamp include intellectual property, licensing, venture capital, privacy, supply chain management, and social media. As with the original East Coast version, the course will be eligible for CLE credit — 12 classroom hours, California (pending) and 14 hours, New York.


Fashion Law Institute founder Susan Scafidi and Diane von Furstenberg

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Space for this program is extremely limited and filling fast, so we encourage everyone interested to apply soon. More information can be found at the Fashion Law Institute’s website.

The Fashion Law Institute is the world’s first center dedicated to law and the business of fashion. A nonprofit organization created with the generous support and advice of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and its president, Diane von Furstenberg and based at Fordham Law School, it offers training for the fashion lawyers and designers of the future, provides free legal services for design students and professionals, and shares information and assistance on issues facing the fashion industry. Professor Susan Scafidi, who pioneered the field of fashion law, founded the Institute and serves as its academic director.

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For more on the Institute, please visit fashionlawinstitute.com.

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