Happy August everyone. Since August equals back to school for all us garmentos, I thought it an appropriate time to get school related advice.
I am in discussions with a top Southern California Law School to teach a Fashion Law class, and if it goes well, to help design a Fashion Tract as a subset of its Entertainment program.
For the first "proof of concept" class, as my fashpreneur like to call it, I am debating how to structure the class and would love your input. Should Fashion Law 101 be:
- A survey class that touches on all things you need to know as a fashion lawyer. In other words we would cover a wide range of topics, but each topic wouldn't be in-depth; or
- A class that follows the typical life-span of a fashion brand, that provides hands-on training on how to perform the day to day duties of a fashion lawyer.
My hunch is the first time I teach, it would have to be a bit of both, but in the future, I see the above as Fashion Law 101 and Fashion Law 102. What do you think?
Also, in either class, what would you want to learn? If you are a law student, what topics would you want to cover? If you are a practicing lawyer looking to transition from your area of practice to Fashion Law, what do you wish you learned in school? If you are a fashion brand, how should your lawyers be trained to better meet you needs?
Looking forward to all your feedback!
(And keep your fingers crossed)