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Susan Scafidi
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Susan Scafidi is the first U.S. law professor ever to offer a course in Fashion Law, and she has testified in Congress regarding the proposed extension of legal protection to fashion designs through the Design Piracy Prohibition Act. Her areas of expertise include intellectual property and cultural property, and she is currently a visiting professor at Fordham Law School and formerly a tenured member of both the law and history faculties at SMU. She has also taught at a number of other law schools, including most recently Yale and Georgetown. After attending Duke University and the Yale Law School, she pursued graduate study in legal history at Berkeley and the University of Chicago and clerked for Judge Morris S. Arnold of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Professor Scafidi is the author of Who Owns Culture? Appropriation and Authenticity in American Law (2005) and also writes writes a blog on fashion and intellectual property, Counterfeit Chic.

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New York Fashion Week: A Stage for All the World

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 4:41 PM

Now that New York Fashion Week is over, the question still on insiders' minds is the one that was whispered repeatedly between shows: Is the industry over Fashion Week?

That is, will NYFW continue in its current form, with a primary location under the tents at Lincoln Center or elsewhere...

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Why Fashion Week Is Going Green

(3) Comments | Posted February 11, 2013 | 7:03 PM

Pantone's color of the year for 2013 may be emerald, but the collections at New York Fashion Week are lush with many shades of green. From linden to deep lichen, designers are using the colors of nature to make fashion come to life.

The literal abundance of green on the...

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Not-So-Blind Justice: On Style And The Supreme Court

(8) Comments | Posted May 28, 2009 | 5:00 PM

Lady Justice may traditionally wear a blindfold, but she certainly doesn't want it to look as if she were wearing one while getting dressed in the morning.

Assuming that Judge Sonia Sotomayor is confirmed to the Supreme Court, she will face many important decisions - including what to wear...

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