BUS 331

Fashion Law and Public Policy

This course examines legal and public policy issues arising in the fashion industry. These issues include intellectual property concerns (e.g., counterfeit, piracy), various other statutory and regulatory concerns, freedom of expression and its limits, and its negative externalities (e.g., environmental, human rights). We focus on legal categories most germane to these broad perspectives, including intellectual property law, employment law, environmental law, contracts, and constitutional law. This is a discussion-based course, requiring active student participation. Prior coursework in law or legal studies is recommended.