Elle Woods would certainly be thrilled to hear of this breaking news. Fordham Law School and the Fashion Law Institute, along with the CFDA’s president Diane von Furstenberg have launched the world’s first degree in Fashion Law. According to Fordham University, “Starting this fall, attorneys and non-lawyers alike will have an unprecedented opportunity to pursue master’s degrees in fashion law. These groundbreaking new programs mark the next step in the Fashion Law Institute’s mission to support the global fashion industry through innovative legal education” (“Fordham”).
Fashion Law Institute Director Susan Scafidi, CFDA President DVF and Fordham University Provost Stephen Freedman © Getty Images
Fordham’s groundbreaking program will include “classes in fashion financing, fashion modeling law, fashion licensing, and sustainability” (“Fordham”), allowing these lawyers to gain a vast range of knowledge on all subjects. Hopefully, the fashion world can only improve with the addition of bright, successful lawyers.
Personally, I am about to embark on my next four years at the University of Georgia studying Fashion Merchandising, and just maybe a degree in Fashion Law is also in my future. I always have aspired to be just like Elle Woods and live in the Big Apple…and I think my opportunity has surfaced!
“Fordham Law School and Fashion Law Institute Launch World’s First Fashion Law
Degrees.” Fordham University. Fordham University School of Law. Web.
22 June 2015. <http://law.fordham.edu>.