Fordham Establishes 1st Fashion Law Institute in the USA

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This day seemed like it would never come! I remember almost ten years ago when I began searching online to see if there was anything like fashion law and a community of legal practitioners I could bounce ideas off. I knew I wanted to practice in the field. But, there was barely anyone doing it. It indeed was very discouraging to see fashion be so “unfashionable” in the legal field back then. Indeed a parallel experience for me with African fashions in the West which led me to start my publishing company, Ladybrille.

In any event, today, thanks to the likes of Susan Scafidi of Counterfeitchic, we have the first ever fashion law institute in the country.

“Fordham Law is launching the Fashion Law Institute, the world’s first fashion law center, for fall 2010. The Institute will provide legal services for design students and designers, train the fashion lawyers and designers of the future, and offer information and assistance on issues facing the fashion industry. It was created with the generous support and advice of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and its President Diane von Furstenberg.”

It warms my heart. I am happy and look forward to visiting the campus during New York Fashion Week this September. Visit Fordham Institute of Law here.

~Courtesy photo Fordham University

Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her firm’s fashion and entertainment law practice areas. Ms. Uduak has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts. She has also handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients including network television and licensing deals. Her work and contributions to the creative industry has been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association, and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA: ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She is also the author of Fashionentlaw™ and also has over two decades combined hands on industry experience in the creative industry which includes modeling, retail, fashion production, public relations, digital media, journalism and publishing. For further inquiries or if you are seeking legal representation, please email ( You may also follow her on twitter at @uduaklaw


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