Electronic Discovery

Academic Year

This course is an introduction to the legal and practical issues related to electronic discovery and the use of electronic evidence in legal proceedings. Attorneys engaged in litigation must ensure compliance with the amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure through the preservation and production of electronically stored information. Firms nationwide are struggling with the practical challenges of electronic discovery and the law is continuously evolving. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the legal rules governing modern discovery and develop practical knowledge and key analytical skills that can be carried into practice. Each student is expected to read the assigned materials and contribute to the class discussion. In addition to the assigned readings, we will examine current legal issues involving electronic discovery, as they unfold in the courts and in the media.