Electronic Discovery   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 School of Law Bulletin

LAWS 703 - Electronic Discovery

Credits: 2

This course is a practical introduction to electronic discovery in civil litigation as governed by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Students will be introduced to how computer files in litigation compare and contrast to traditional paper discovery. They will examine each stage of the discovery process, from identifying sources of potential electronic evidence to instituting a litigation hold, collecting, processing, reviewing, and producing electronic data. Emerging case law and trends for unsettled issues such as E-discovery ethics, privilege (nonwaiver/claw back agreements, not "readily accessible" data), and cost-shifting will also be addressed. Participants will be introduced to the electronic courtroom, from E-filing of documents in federal court to using trial presentation software to make the case to the jury and judge.

Prerequisites: None

Note: This course satisfies the professional skills course graduation requirement.

For first year students entering Fall 2016, this course satisfies the experiential course graduation requirement.

Basis of Grade: Final exam

Form of Grade: Letter