Electronic Discovery

Electronic Discovery - Professors Bradley Harris and Daniel Nichols

  • Course Number: LAW-340
  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 2
  • Enrollment Limit: 25
  • Description:

    The electronic storage of information continues to transform the practice of law and poses a host of legal, technical, and ethical issues. Courts and clients are increasingly expecting fluency in Electronic Discovery (E-Discovery). Virtually all controversies in U.S. courts or administrative proceedings today involve information in electronic form and the “discovery” or exchange of it, so the course could also be called “discovery in the modern era.”

    By the end of the course, the student should have a good understanding of the principal discovery rules, how they currently apply to electronically stored information, and how they can be used in dispute resolution generally. This course is not meant solely for “techies” nor solely for future trial lawyers or litigators. The issues we will discuss impact all aspects of legal practice, whether they be in the law firm setting, government, or in-house.

  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: TBD
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no