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Students Win Scholarships for Fur Ban Case Study

During the Spring 2020 semester, students in LIM’s Business Law course produced forward-looking case analyses for the fur industry, in light of California's statutory ban on the sale of clothing and accessories made of fur. This semester-long project took place in collaboration with the Accessories Council and FurNY.

Students were encouraged to examine the industry implications of the ban and the possibility it could be extended nationwide. The Accessories Council and FurNY reviewed each group's case study and awarded an academic scholarship to the group that submitted the top proposal.

The winning team was made up of Anna Kalas, Falaq Ishaq, Jonathan Lee, and Lauren Esposito. They each received a $375 scholarship—for a total of $1,500 awarded.

"Our students applied their expertise in fashion and business law to a real-world issue,” said Gavin Goldstein, Assistant Chair of the Marketing, Management and Finance department and instructor for the class. “They considered the business and legal viability, sustainability issues, and ethics of California's recent fur ban, and developed real-world initiatives in response. Coordinating with Professor Andrea Kennedy, the Accessories Council, and marketing and research firms, LIM students are paving the way for future fashion law."