Fashion Law Practicum

Fashion Law Practicum course applications are now being accepted for Spring 2024. 


Application instructions:  Submit your application to the Fashion Law Institute’s university email address,, with the subject header, “Application for Fashion Law Practicum Spring 2024,” no later than Wednesday, October 4th at 5:00pm EST. The application should consist of a maximum 200-word statement about your qualifications, a résumé, and a transcript. Applications sent after the due date will be given lowest priority.


Prerequisite: At least one prior fashion law course (specify in application).  


Post-application process:  The course instructors choose the initial set of participants, who are then confirmed by the internship sponsors. Please do not attempt to contact the course instructors or potential internship sponsors during the selection process.  Only students who receive notification that they have been accepted to the course will be permitted to enroll, and the Registrar’s Office will enroll accepted students directly.


Important notices:  Like other drafting courses, the Practicum is extremely small — typically around 8 students. Students taking clinic courses or working (including at another internship) are advised against concurrently taking the Practicum due to the time commitment involved.  Instead, consider Fashion Law Drafting, which is essentially the same as the Fashion Law Practicum apart from the Praticum’s fieldwork component.  Fashion Law Drafting is also a small course but does not require a separate application.  Students may not take both the Fashion Law Practicum and Fashion Law Drafting.  If you have questions, please contact Ariele Elia,  


Please note that acceptance into the Fashion Law Practicum course and registration are contingent upon subsequent approval by the fashion house or other fashion-related company, nonprofit organization, or law firm to whom the applicant is assigned for the fieldwork component of the course. 


Description of course: This advanced seminar, which consists of both a classroom component and a fieldwork placement, will develop students’ skills in the practice of fashion law. Students will complete a series of drafting assignments of increasing complexity, such as a cease-and-desist letter, a licensing agreement, a retail lease, a manufacturing agreement, an employment agreement, a consignment agreement, articles of organization and an operating agreement for a limited liability company, a model release form, sweepstakes rules, website terms of use, and a privacy policy and/or a complaint, each related to an aspect of fashion law. In addition, each student will be assigned to fieldwork placement at a fashion house or other fashion-related company, nonprofit organization, or law firm with a substantial practice in the field of fashion law.