January 9, 2018

Not Just Catwalks: A Closer Look at Fashion Law LL.M.s

January 9, 2018 - LLM Guide looks at law schools offering fashion law programs to LLMs. The publication highlights Cardozo's Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law Center in the article, and interviewed Val Myteberi, assistant dean of graduate and international programs:

"'The most important thing for a student who wants to be in this field is to be a problem solver for the creative industries,' she says. 'Maybe you’re solving a labor issue, or real estate. It’s not just fashion, clothing, design. You have to think as a business lawyer—licensing agreements, drafting, etc. Students shouldn’t come in and say, ‘we’re just doing fashion law.’ It starts with understanding business.'"

The article mentions the employment opportunities for Cardozo LLMs:

"Cardozo works with a list of roughly 60 companies in the fashion, media and entertainment industries, and focuses on getting students externships that could lead to full-time employment. Myteberi notes that one such student from South Korea recently received an externship at Universal Music Group; it ended up keeping her for the Optional Practical Training (a visa provision that allows an international student to work after studying), and offered to sponsor her H1B visa—which can be a rarity for international attorneys."

Read the article in LLM Guide