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Fall 2010 - Electronic Discovery

McCormack, Tracy W
Grantham, Julie E

Course ID: 179M  Unique # 28575  Credit Hours: 1
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   Friday 10:30 am - 12:20 pm TNH 3.126
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This course is restricted to upper division students only.

This course covers one of the hottest topics in litigation today:  electronic discovery.  The course is designed to address, in order, discovery and evidentiary issues pertaining to electronic information as they arise in the course of litigation.  Students must have a familiarity with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Federal Rules of Evidence.  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 considered.  The course covers meet and confer conferences and what electronic discovery issues must be addressed between opposing counsel.  Topics including production, mediating electronic discovery disputes, spoliation and sanctions, privilege issues, as well as ethical considerations are all addressed in depth throughout the course of the semester.  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.

This is a graded 1-credit hour class.  This course will meet every other Friday beginning Friday, August 27.

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