Evans joins world class panelists at Ent, Arts & Sports Symposium in DC 9/18-19

On September 18-19, 2015 Howard University School of Law is hosting a national conference focusing on entertainment, arts, and sports law. It will be held at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. The conference agenda is below. Online registration is available here:  http://newglobaleas.com.

The gala dinner and awards ceremony honoring Professor Spencer Boyer is on Friday night. The tickets for that event are available here: http://www.law.howard.edu/1952.

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UPDATE: Widener Law’s Entertainment Law Students Reflect on Skills & the Law

Source: Harrisburg Correspondent Erica Scavone (Spring 2012) law.widener.edu

Students from "The Dumas Firm" in class exercise

Now that the semester is quickly coming to a close, my entertainment law students reflect in a recent interview on their experiences. They note the skills they’ve learned and the legal doctrine they’ve mastered during the process; from privacy to piracy to a “virtual practice” and everything in between:

“Arrielle Millstein of wRap JhAM Associates says, “Professor Evans introducing our Entertainment Law class to blogging on legal topics has opened my eyes. With the state of the job market, applicants need a beefed up resume to even get an interview, I think that Professor Evans really provided us with the knowledge and experience on how to create and ‘market’ ourselves through an effective blog allowing future employers prior to interviews to know that we know and keep up with a specific area of law.” Continue reading “UPDATE: Widener Law’s Entertainment Law Students Reflect on Skills & the Law”

Fordham Law School to host 1st Annual Fashion Law Institute Symposium

© 2011 Erica Scavone

[Guest Contributor and 2012 J.D. Candidate, Widener University School of Law]

Fordham University School of Law recently announced it will host its First Annual Fashion Law Institute Symposium entitled “The Global Grown and Legal Landscapes” on Friday, April 15th. Earlier this year, Fordham Law launched the world’s first ever Fashion Law Center.

The Symposium will focus on contemporary legal issues affecting the fashion industry.

There will be four panel discussions during the Symposium:

  • Shopping for Fashion Houses: Who’s First in Line in the M&A Market?
  • Spinning the Globe: The Future of the “Made In” Label
  • Is Grey the New Black?
  • Parallel Imports and Counterfeits in the Online Market Place.

Some of the renowned presenters include Sabina Lepre Leva from the Italian Trade Commission, Rachel Dooley from Gemma Redux and Louise Firestone from Louis Vuitton.

Surprisingly there is no panel discussion on the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act (IDPPA), sponsored by Chuck Schumer (D-NY). The IDPPA seeks to amend copyright law to extend protection to fashion design and is pending Senate approval. As of Dec 6, 2010 this bill has been placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders (Calendar No. 674). No further action has been taken.