2021-2022 Graduate Course Catalog 
    
    Jul 15, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW 882 - The Law and Practice of Electronic Discovery

College of Law
3 credit(s) At least 1x fall or spring
The advent of the digital age has changed the way lawyers exchange information in litigation.  Whether it be on computers, cell phones, tablets, data management portals, or social media, the key documents and information necessary to litigate are stored electronically, posing never before seen challenges for today’s lawyer.  Whether advising a client of litigation holds and data retention policies, propounding or responding to discovery demands, preparing for and taking depositions, or engaging in motion practice on evidentiary issues, understanding technology is paramount to the modern day litigator.  In this course, you will be that lawyer.  Employed as an associate at a fictional law firm, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of electronic discovery in two cases, from the initial client interviews, through and including depositions and trial preparation.  Taught by a lawyer with experience as an associate and partner at large law firms in New York City and Boston, boutique practices, a federal clerkship, and as in-house counsel, this course offers a great opportunity to learn both the law and the requisite skills to be a successful lawyer in the digital age.