Loyola Law School, Los Angeles is launching The Fashion Law Project, a unique academic center dedicated to advancing the practice of fashion law through innovative curricular offerings, practical-training opportunities and topical symposia. Loyola alumna Staci Jennifer Riordan, partner and chair of the Fashion Law Practice Group at Fox Rothschild LLP, will be the executive director of the program, the first of its kind on the West Coast. Components of the program will assist fashion design professionals and students with their legal issues.
The newly developed curriculum of The Fashion Law Project will include a variety of courses: Introduction to Fashion Law, Fashion Law Business Transactions, Fashion Mergers & Acquisitions, Fashion Modeling Law and the Fashion Law Clinic. A new Fashion Law Sub-Concentration will provide students with a more formal framework for approaching their studies in the field, as well as practical training through hands-on simulations and clinical course work. These new offerings bolster Loyolas spring 2013 introduction of Fashion Law into the curriculum. Taught by Riordan, it focuses on licensing, fashion financing, import/export rules and celebrity endorsements.
The fashion law industry is burgeoning in Los Angeles now the largest fashion center in the country and so are its legal issues. There simply arent enough qualified lawyers to keep up with demand, said Riordan. I developed The Fashion Law Project to train attorneys to be well-versed in the nuances of this growing field while helping fashion executives and students with their unanswered legal questions.
To keep pace with rapid changes in the practice area, The Fashion Law Project will offer annual symposia on trending topics. The inaugural installment, focused on omnichannel marketing, will explore how technology and social responsibility are impacting the fashion industry. Scheduled for March 22, 2014, the panels are slated to include Obligations of Being Omniscient on consumer privacy, Legality of Influence on the issues surrounding brand endorsements and Legally Good: How to be Socially Responsibly and why its the Right Thing to Do.
Loyola is committed to curricular innovation, and The Fashion Law Project is no exception, said Professor Sean Scott, who shepherded the centers formation as associate dean for faculty. By leveraging Loyolas location in the center of a fashion capital, The Project is able to offer courses taught by top practitioners, engage industry professionals, law students and fashion students through clinical work, and foster a scholarly dialogue through symposia.
Additional offerings will include the Fashion Law Intensive Summer Program, which will be a 10-day immersion into the business and law of fashion. It will provide essential skills training to attorneys practicing in the field, fashion industry professionals and fashion students. The program is scheduled for late July 2014.
More information about The Fashion Law Project is available at www.lls.edu/thefashionlawproject. Program news and updates will be made available on Twitter @LLS_FashionLaw. For further details, please contact Brian Costello, assistant director of marketing & communications, at 213.736.1444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Located in downtown Los Angelesa legal, financial, media and fashion capitalLoyola Law School is home to prominent faculty, dedicated students and cutting-edge programs. Loyola Law School, Los Angeles strives to instill in students the knowledge they need to excel on their chosen paths. It dedicates itself to preparing students for the rigors of practice with an extensive portfolio of practical-training opportunities, a 16,000-strong alumni network and a focus on social justice. Learn more atwww.lls.edu.
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