Electronic Discovery

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON 3:45 - 6:45 pm TNH 2.124

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Midterm exam
Final exam December 12, 2012 8:30 am A-Z in 2.140


This 3-hour course covers the hottest and most challenging topic in litigation today: electronic discovery. The course is designed to address discovery and evidentiary issues pertaining to electronic information as they arise in the course of litigation. The course begins with a primer on electronic information, how it is stored and retrieved and the fundamentals of computer forensics. Preservation, records retention, and litigation holds as they pertain to electronic data are addressed. The course covers meet and confer conferences and what electronic discovery issues must be addressed between opposing counsel. Topics including computer forensics, collection, preservation, production, spoliation and sanctions and privilege are all addressed in depth throughout the the semester. With an emphasis on understanding the nuts and bolts of information technology, the course teaches practical considerations, tips and tools as well as pivotal case law that has shaped this area of the law and the electronic discovery industry as a whole.