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UT Law School Classes - Fall 2012

Electronic Discovery

Instructor: Ball, C Credits: 3 Course ID: 379M Unique #29405
     Day    Time   Location
   Monday 3:45 pm - 6:45 pm TNH 2.124
Exam Type    Test Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
  Midterm
  Final Wednesday, December 12 8:30 am -   A-Z
  2.140
  2.140
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
** This course meets the Professional Skills requirement for graduation.

Description
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.


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