Loyola's Fashion Law Project featured in California Apparel News
Loyola's innovative Fashion Law Project will encompass a wide range of legal issues attorneys face in the fashion industry through coursework that emphasizes practical skills-training and symposia. Adjunct Professor Staci Riordan, partner and chair of the Fashion Law Practice Group at Fox Rothschild LLP, discussed the program with California Apparel News.
"Riordan knew that fashion law was a serious subject that needed to be embraced by more law schools. And where else but in Los Angeles, where so many apparel companies are in need of legal help?
Riordan immediately started working with Sean Scott, the law school’s associate dean for faculty, to develop the project. It got off the ground in January this year when Riordan taught her first class, “Fashion Law,” which focuses on brand building, fashion financing, import/export rules and celebrity endorsements. For the fall semester, Deborah Greaves, the former in-house counsel at True Religion, taught a class on “Fashion Law Business Transactions.”
More classes are being offered next year. They include “Fashion Modeling Law” and a “Fashion Law Clinic,” pairing law students with emerging designers for hands-on experience in running a company. A class in “Fashion Mergers and Acquisitions” will also be part of the curriculum."