As a young girl, I was raised in Youngstown, Ohio—hometown of fashion designer Nanette Lepore. While growing up, fashion was always a passion of mine. It has and continues to be a creative outlet, allowing me to express myself and inspire others to think outside the box with their style. Although my passion for fashion has been apparent to those around me, my desire to become an attorney remained a priority. Therefore, I pursued a career in law.
It was during my first year of law school that I realized something was missing. I pursued different opportunities in school and still could not fill the void. When given writing assignments in various courses, I found myself researching and drafting memorandum about legal implications in fashion. So the summer after my 1L year, I attended Fordham Law School’s Fashion Law Bootcamp. It was at that moment that I realized what had been missing; I decided I would pursue a legal career focused on representing designers, brands, and businesses within the fashion industry. The Bootcamp, headed by Susan Scafidi, Esq., is a two-week Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program that provides endless opportunities for both lawyers and designers from all around the world. I highly recommend the program to any aspiring fashion lawyers.
Following my summer in the buzzing streets of the big apple, I was determined to learn more about Fashion Law and develop my knowledge in this "new" area of law. As I learned, I wanted others to learn also, so I created this blog, which was awarded 1st place in Michigan State College of Law's 2016 Social Media Contest.
Although Michigan State College of Law did not have a curriculum dedicated to Fashion Law, I continued to expand my knowledge by intertwining fashion in some way, shape, or form into my law school course work. For example, for my Juvenile Law course, I researched and wrote about forced child labor in sweatshops. Additionally, I successfully fulfilled my Upper Level Writing Requirement (ULWR) with a submission of a research assignment on wearable technology, specifically focusing on what states have implemented laws regulating implantable Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID) and why.
Since graduating law school and passing the New York State Bar Exam, I went on to work as a fashion stylist for BCBG Max Azria and Hervé Leger at their flagship location on 5th Ave in New York City and work at the highest court in Michigan. Today, I work as an appellate attorney.
Outside of my drive for success in my career, I live for weekend getaways to new places and meeting new people. Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Please note that the content found on The Fashion Docket (fashiondocket.com) is subject to copyright protection and is not legal advice.
Greta Hogan, Esq.
A very special thanks to multi-media designer and good friend of mine, Julie Seelman, for helping The Fashion Docket logo come to life!
Recent Articles About the Creator:
Michigan State University College of Law, July 2016
Michigan Legal News by Sheila Pursglove, November 2015