Dear Ladybrille readers,
I am excited to inform you all that I have been named Adjunct Law Professor at Loyola Marrymount University in Los Angeles (“Loyola”) and will join the esteemed faculty at Loyola, in Spring 2014, to teach the first course, ever, in California on ‘Fashion Modeling Law.’
As a former fashion model and one that has had diverse experiences in the industry for over two decades now, I am excited to bring the highly ignored legal issues in the fashion industry that confronts both the fashion modeling agency and the fashion model, alike, to the forefront.
I am excited and can’t wait to impart the knowledge I have to the next crop of brilliant legal minds, at Loyola.
Please see the course description below and spread the word!
“FASHION MODELING LAW
(4F58) – 2 UNITSThis course is designed for students interested in representing the fashion client in the modeling industry. Specifically, the course looks at the fashion model and the modeling agency, with emphasis placed on the fashion model. We explore the legal issues the fashion model is confronted with during three key phases of her career: breaking into the industry, establishing her career and finally exiting/expanding into other business ventures.
Necessarily, as part of these key phases we explore the legal structure of modeling agencies as business entities, modeling agency contracts, employment status of models i.e. independent contractors v. employees, weight issues, intellectual property issues affecting models, photographers and the agency relationship, and a whole host of pertinent legal issues the fashion model confronts in the industry. A basic knowledge of contract law, torts and civil procedure is advised for the student taking this course.”
Ms. Uduak is best known as an advocate who uses the tools of media and the law to help creatives and businesses clearly articulate their true brand identities, and communicate it to the world through their products and services, to maximize profits. She is a lawyer, speaker, author, journalist, and recognized thought leader, and trailblazer for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder and publisher of Ladybrille® Magazine, and an Attorney and Partner at Ebitu Law Group, P.C, where her practice focuses on Fashion, Business, & Entertainment Law and Trials. For more information about her, visit www.msuduak.com.