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Fashion Law Professional Development Workshop

Fashion Law Professional Development Workshop

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Jeff Trexler, Susan Scafidi


Central Saint Martins X Fashion Law Institute
1st Annual Professional Development Workshop

A new decade brings new opportunities and challenges to the fashion industry – and when it comes to strategic thinking, two heads are better than one. Join thought leaders from the Fashion Law Institute and Central Saint Martins, together for the first time to discuss the changing legal and business landscape and what it means for fashion’s future.

This programme is created for designers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and other fashion industry professionals. It will be led by Professor Susan Scafidi, the Fashion Law Institute’s founder and director, and Jeff Trexler, the Institute’s associate director, in conjunction with Central Saint Martins Fashion academics. Other guest speakers will include fashion in-house counsel, designers, and executives.

The programme will address the essential legal issues involving the global fashion industry. Built around fashion law fundamentals, the day will also include:

  • Design protection
  • Licensing
  • Start-up structures and financing
  • Supply chain management
  • Sustainability

Level: Intermediate or Advanced, suitable for practicing professionals that would like to learn more about Fashion Law.

The aim of the workshop is to underpin innovative design and communication with a richer awareness of fashion law and business for fashion industry professionals.

The programme will cover key developments and trends in such important areas as:

  • Intellectual property
  • Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Antitrust
  • International trade 

This Professional Development day will be a mixture of discussions and lectures. This dynamic structure has been designed to be engaging and allow for participants to network, learn from each other and gain valuable information from the course leaders.

The Fashion Law Institute is the world’s first centre dedicated to law and the business of fashion. A non-profit organisation created with the generous support and advice of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and its former president, Diane von Furstenberg, and headquartered at Fordham Law School in New York, it offers training for the fashion lawyers and designers of the future, provides free legal services for design students and professionals, and shares information and assistance on issues facing the fashion industry. 

Tutor Description

Jeff Trexler is the associate director of The Fashion Law Institute, the world’s first centre dedicated to law and the business of fashion.

Professor Susan Scafidi is the founder and director of The Fashion Law Institute, the world’s first centre dedicated to law and the business of fashion.


Please bring with you to the session:

  • Pen
  • Paper

Available dates