Fashion Law Bootcamp

The Fashion Law Institute returns to Silicon Valley
for an
in-depth look at fashion law and technology!!


At the Fashion Law Institute, when we want to learn more about cutting-edge industry developments that we believe will have major business and legal implications, we go straight to the source. For this Fashion Law Bootcamp: Special Edition on fashion and technology, we'd like to bring you along with us.

From wearables and smart textiles to data security and the disruption of the retail landscape, innovations in technology and design are transforming the fashion industry. Fashion Law Bootcamp: Special Edition will give you an inside look at how the multi-billion-dollar fashion tech sector is creating new opportunities for lawyers, designers, and entrepreneurs.

Fashion Law Bootcamp: Special Edition takes place from July 15-17, with classes at Levi's and The RealReal in San Francisco and Apple headquarters in Cupertino.  This advanced survey of cutting-edge issues in fashion law and tech will cover such topics as

  • intellectual property,
  • counterfeit detection,
  • licensing,
  • data security and privacy,
  • venture capital and fintech,
  • blockchain and trade,
  • wearables and health care,
  • M&A, search, and antitrust,
  • retail design, and
  • social media marketing.

The program will start with a visit to Levi's on Wednesday afternoon, followed by a full day of classes on Thursday that includes a session at The RealReal and insights from other industry leaders. On Friday we'll travel to Cupertino, where Apple attorneys will join Professor Scafidi and other Fashion Law Institute faculty in discussing the emerging legal future of fashion tech.

As always, our series of Fashion Law Bootcamp intensive programs are eligible for CLE credit -- for the upcoming Special Edition, 12 California credits (RENEWAL PENDING; 60 minute-hours) and 14 New York credits (50-minute hours -- yes, time really does move faster in New York!).
Space for this program is extremely limited and each Special Edition is different, so we encourage you to apply now!




The brief application form is below and is also linked here. Completed applications are reviewed as they are received.


Law students: Fashion Law Bootcamp does not issue a Fordham transcript; academic credit will need approval from your home institution. For additional information, please read this and email
before applying).

Lawyers: Both newly admitted and experienced attorneys will receive a maximum of 28.0 transitional and non-transitional, professional practice New York State CLE credits, for the online edition. We are looking into CLE certification for other jurisdictions.

California CLE credit certification renewal for the San Francisco/Silicon Valley edition is pending; based on previous years, the amount of CLE credits for this version should be 14.0 transitional and non-transitional, professional practice New York State CLE credits, and 12.0 CLE credit hours for California.

Certificates of completion will be awarded to all participants at the conclusion of the program.

If you are not a U.S. citizen or legal resident and are in or will enter the U.S. as a non-immigrant, you may need a visa to attend in-person editions of Fashion Law Bootcamp. A student visa is NOT required; attendees typically use a B-2 or B-1 visa depending on their particular interests, or, for qualified countries, the visa waiver program. Please email us for more information.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION about Fashion Law Bootcamp, please email


New York: May 28 - June 1, 2024

Silicon Valley: TBA (email for updates)


The New York in-person edition covers the entire content of Professor Scafidi's pioneering two-credit-hour Fashion Law course.

The Silicon Valley edition covers special topics in fashion law with a technology focus, with sessions at the headquarters of leading brands. Details to be announced for the 2023/24 edition, which had to postponed due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Silicon Valley offices.


New York: $2,450, which includes all expenses associated with the program, including materials and optional sessions.

Silicon Valley: To be determined. A special reduced combined rate will be available for attendees of both the online and Silicon Valley editions!


A $250 deposit is due with the application. The deposit is applied toward the program cost and is non-refundable once accepted into the program. We look forward to receiving your application!


For the Silicon Valley edition, there are a number of places to stay in San Francisco, and surrounding areas. Details are provided in the admittance letter.