eDiscovery and Digital Evidence

SLN #: 11936
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 007
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Holm

Course Description:
The advent of eDiscovery has had an extraordinary impact on American jurisprudence. The unbridled proliferation of e-mail and other forms of electronically stored information (“ESI”) has proved daunting to litigants, counsel and the courts. ESI has eclipsed other forms of evidence and has required a radical change in how disputes are litigated and resolved. Recent eDiscovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the rules of many states, including Arizona, are a testament to the judiciary’s recognition of the growing importance of eDiscovery in our judicial system. This course will address the rapidly developing eDiscovery case law and tackle the challenging issues arising from the emerging eDiscovery phenomenon. Subject areas covered will include a survey of relevant information technology, ESI preservation obligations, search and retrieval, ESI production methods, spoliation and sanctions, attorney-client privilege and ethical issues, and admissibility of digital evidence.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Prerequisite: Must be a JD student
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class - Completely Secure
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies

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