Electronic Discovery SeminarClass Term:
Fall Term 2017-2018Catalog Number:
3 (2 Contact, 0 Field)Graduation Requirements:
Seminar - 3rd Year PriorityFull Year Course:
The final grade in the course will be based upon written work, which may be used to satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement or the “W” requirement, and classroom participation.
The discovery process has undergone a revolutionary change in the last quarter-century. Today, the vast majority of documents are created, stored and retrieved electronically, and the sheer volume of electronically-stored information ("ESI") has multiplied exponentially. This explosion in the volume of ESI has raised a host of legal, ethical and technological challenges for litigators and courts alike. This seminar will address many of the pressing legal issues that electronic discovery raises, including the creation, preservation and production of ESI; the distribution of the costs of e-discovery; the risk of spoliation; and the ethical and privilege issues that arise in connection with e-discovery.