Cardozo's FAME Center consolidates fashion, arts, media and entertainment law.
When Ariel Tacher '14 arrived at Cardozo Law, she as an ardent fan of legendary Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter-- and was convinced she would one day work in entertainment law. But during internships at Prada and Tory Burch, she realized she was far more fascinated by the licensing and anti-counterfeiting issues that are recurrent in fashion law. The story of how Tacher landed a job at leading fashion company G-III Apparel Group as associate corporate consul shed light on the value of two unique Cardozo assets-- the new FAME Center and a career program called the Resident Associate Mentor Program (RAMP)-- both of which are direct products of the law school's attention to expanding curricular offerings. READ MORE
Via regblog.org—RegBlog’s founding in 2011 was an ambitious, creative, and prescient undertaking. It was also very much a sign of the times, reflecting the increasing comfort with—and saturation by—social media throughout society.
Federal agencies, too, were leaping on this bandwagon. In 2010, the Federal Web Managers Council, an interagency group of web managers working to improve the United States governments’ online presence, created a timeline to trace the federal government’s embrace of social media. The first item, somewhat pathetic in retrospect, is from April 1, 2002, when the White House Easter Egg Roll was live-streamed. The next item does not appear for another two years, but the timeline is increasingly crammed with developments in the ensuing years.
Cardozo School of Law's Legal Tech Day, a day-long series of panel discussions aimed at information governance professionals, featured "'Big Data' and its Legal Impacts," hosted by the Cardozo Data Law Initiative. It was one of two panels held that day that comprised the latest offering in the law school's continuing Tech Talks series. READ MORE
Celebrating 40 Years
Activism: A pioneering commitment to hands-on learning and social justice
Innovation: Programs and Centers that set new standards, from the Innocence Project to the FAME Center and Indie Film Clinic
Leadership: A world-class faculty dedicated to students, scholarship and advocacy
Ambition: A community of highly ambitious and successful alumni and students
On April 18, students and faculty joined Linda Hirshman, author of the best-selling book "Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World," for a fun and informative conversation about these two ground-breaking justices. The event also featured professors Kate Shaw and Julie Suk, and was sponsored by the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy at Cardozo School of Law.
Barbara Kolsun '82, Co-Director of Cardozo's FAME Center
ARTICLE BY PENINAH PETRUCK
Barbara Kolsun '82 is the 2013 recipient of the John D. Appel Award for Exemplary Service and the 2015 Alumni of the Year- but those are just two of her many accomplishments. Kolsun coauthored (with FIT Professor Guillermo Jimenez) Fashion Law: A Guide for designers, Fashion Executives, and Attorneys, the first textbook on fashion law. She pioneered teaching a fashion law course at Cardozo as well as other NYC law schools, and she's the fashion industry's go-to lawyer on counterfeiting and trademark infringement.
Kolsun, the executive vice president and general counsel at luxury shoe design firm Stuart Weitzman, remains an active part of Cardozo Law.
NOTE:This article was originally published in the 2013 edition of Cardozo Life Magazine. For additional information on current FAME Center projects, events and courses, please visit cardozo.yu.edu/FAMEcenter
Cardozo Life Magazine
BY SUSAN KARWOSKA
Sports law- a big, exciting, high-profile field full of public personalities, multi-million dollar companies, media coverage and national attention. But, according to Cardozo's alumni practicing in sports law, the field is more layered than the big games- and the big money that surrounds them. Lawyers in sports law need to not only love the game, but also possess a passion for what it means to do deals in the business of sports, says David Samson '93, president of the Miami Marlins. "It is a business, even if the business happens to be in the paper every day." READ MORE
Kenneth Carter '98, counsel at CloudFlare, was honored as the top corporate counsel in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Timesand the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The awards ceremony, held on March 10, 2016, highlighted counsel who "steer their companies through uncharted territory." Carter won in the "Private Company" category.
Carter was hired as CloudFlare's first in-house lawyer, where he leads legal affairs, public policy, government relations and trust & safety. CloudFlare is a leading Internet performance and security company. The company is on a mission to build a better Internet, and is changing the way that 2 billion people worldwide access information.