Electronic Discovery Seminar - Wasserman


Welcome to the Electronic Discovery Seminar!


I have created a course page on The West Education Network (“TWEN”). The URL, from which you may access the course web page with your Westlaw password, is http://lawschool.westlaw.com. Please be sure to register for the course on TWEN before the first day of class. The TWEN page will contain the course description; the syllabus; a link to my e-mail and to the e-mail addresses of other students; and required supplementary readings that are not included in the Casebook. I will post the syllabus on TWEN no later than August 4, 2017. Please print  out a copy of the syllabus and bring it with you to class.

Assignment for the First Class

I.          Week 1 (August 30): Introduction; Types and Sources of ESI; and Preservation of ESI (Trigger of the Duty to Preserve)

            A.        Introduction

                        1.         Richard Marcus, The Federal  Rules of Civil Procedure  Adapt to Discovery of Electronically Stored Information – Casebook 1-23

                        2.         Electronic Discovery: Types and Sources – Casebook 51-75

                        3.         Electronic Discovery Reference Model (“EDRM”), EDRM Model (explanation), EDRM Diagram Elements, & EDRM Information Governance Reference Model – posted on TWEN (copies will be distributed in class)

            B.         Preservation of ESI

                        1.         Governing Federal  Rules

                                    a.         FED. R. CIV. P. 26(b)(1) & 26(b)(2)(B)

                         2.         Trigger  of the Duty to Preserve

                                    a.         Zubulake v. UBS Warburg LLC (“Zubulake IV”) (S.D.N.Y. 2003) – Casebook 82-89

                                    b.         Commentary – Casebook 89-95

                                    c.         Application to a Hypothetical Scenario – Casebook 95-96 d.            Problem – Casebook 97

                                    d.         Problem – Casebook 97