New York, NY (July 6, 2010)—Fashionistas and legal aficionados will now be able stay informed on the current trends in both areas in one place. CaseClothesed.com, a new online resource produced by the Institute for Information Law & Policy (IILP) at New York Law School, provides in-depth articles on the laws behind the biggest issues in the fashion industry.
The site currently features
a blog that covers breaking news and analysis related to fashion law. Over
the next year, it will expand to include student-written essays from across
the U.S. and abroad; a set of legal guidebooks for designers,
manufacturers, retailers, and fashion industry businesses; and a community
forum for the discussion of legal issues.
“We have a huge number of students who have experience working in the fashion industry, whether as designers or marketers in their lives before law school, or as interns in large fashion houses, such as Chanel, Stuart Weitzman, Coach, and Perry Ellis,” Professor Dan Hunter, Director of the IILP, said. “We wanted to take their collective wisdom and focus it, building a resource for everyone within the industry.”
CaseClothesed.com is the only student-run fashion blog on the Web with a legal emphasis. The site was created and is run by New York Law School students who rely on their legal educations and experience working in the fashion industry to discuss topics such as design patents, labor practices, trademarks and branding, the latest counterfeiting news, and the legal issues facing the industry.
“CaseClothesed and the industry readiness program at New York Law School have created a vehicle to allow me to bring experiences from my internships and elaborate upon them,” Maysa Razavi, a third-year student at the IILP, said. “They make me question why I’m doing certain things at my internships, rather than simply getting things done that are asked of me.”
Recent blog entries have covered a trademark case regarding the slogan “Get Lucky,” the increasing violence in organized retail crime, and why Christian Louboutin might care that a bakery is selling cakes that look like its shoes.
As the site matures, it will open itself up to contributions from other schools and from within the industry. Law school students and others wishing to write for the site should e-mail email@example.com. To view the site, please visit www.caseclothesed.com.
New York Law School
Founded in 1891, New York Law School is an independent law school located in lower Manhattan near the city’s centers of law, government, and finance. New York Law School’s renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the School’s strength in such areas as constitutional law, civil and human rights, labor and employment law, media and information law, urban legal studies, international and comparative law, and a number of interdisciplinary fields. The School is noted for its nine academic centers: Center on Business Law & Policy, Center on Financial Services Law, Center for International Law, Center for New York City Law, Center for Professional Values and Practice, Center for Real Estate Studies, Diane Abbey Law Center for Children and Families, Institute for Information Law & Policy, and Justice Action Center. New York Law School has more than 13,000 graduates and enrolls some 1,500 students in its full- and part-time J.D. program and its four advanced degree programs in financial services law, real estate, tax, and mental disability law studies. www.nyls.edu
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