Undergraduate College: The University of Michigan
Internships: Tory Burch, Stuart Weitzman, Morgans Hotel Group, Model Alliance; Participant in Cardozo-FIT Fashion Law Practicum
Law Clerk At: Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP
Current Jobs: Deputy Director at Model Alliance; Research Assistant for Barbara Kolsun '82; Law Clerk at Michael Kors
Groups/Activities: IPLS and SELSA Fashion Chairs, Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL) Symposium Editor, Chair and Coordinator of Cardozo's first three Fashion Law Symposia, Jurist Contributing Author
What type of law do you want to practice? What made you interested in this field of law?
I want to practice Intellectual Property law and Advertising/Promotions/Marketing law. I became interested in these areas of law because of Barbara Kolsun; I reached out to Barbara my first semester at Cardozo when I realized I wanted to practice in the fashion industry, and she has been a great mentor and friend ever since.
Tell me about an experience in law school that has made a big impact on you.
The most fulfilling project I worked on during my law school career was the child model legislation enacted in 2013. I began researching the protections for underage fashion models in the State of New York through my role with the Model Alliance, and in less than a year the NY State Senate and Assembly had unanimously passed our legislation to afford child models the same protections as all other child performers (musicians, actors, dancers, etc.) in the state. I never imagined that my research as a student could result in a new law, and I learned a great deal about the legislative process while working for a cause I am passionate about.
What courses have been your favorite? Any favorite teachers?
I really enjoyed Contract Law, Selected Topics in Intellectual Property Law and Fashion Law. My favorite professors have been Professor Peter Goodrich, Professor Justin Hughes, Barbara Kolsun and Lee Sporn
What do you enjoy about living in NYC?