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Fall 2019

Course Description
Litigation is very different in the digital world than it was in the paper world. This course will focus on electronic discovery rules and cases. We will study the changes to the federal rules of civil procedure that went into effect on December 1, 2006 and December 1, 2015. They were designed to fill the e-discovery void but have created as many issues as they resolve. We will discuss key e-discovery cases under the Rules, the duty to preserve, the attorney-client privilege, Rule 502 orders, sanctions, the ethics of e-discovery, forms of production, metadata, and a host of other related topics. Prominent judges and lawyers from around the United States will also be guest speakers via speaker phone.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-12-2019 - 11-21-2019   T  7:30 AM-9:20 AM F209

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: No
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Midterm paper and Final paper
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Writing Requirement
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Litigation - Basic
Bar Subject(s):
The Business of Innovation, Law and Technology: BILT (Concentration)   More information
Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: E Discovery Tweny Questions and Answers
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: John Barkett
    Publisher: American Bar Association
    Edition: Original
    ISBN: 9781604421156
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Unfortunately, I will be out of town for the first class. So the first class will take place on August 20. We will make up the missed class in due course. For the class on August 20, please read the following rules of civil procedure AND the 2006 and 2015 Advisory Committee Notes: Rules 1, 16, 26, 33, 34, 37(e), and 45. For those of you still evaluating whether to take the class, there will be one mid-term paper (30 % of grade) and one final paper (60% of grade). I expect class participation (10% of grade). I will provide you with a syllabus when we meet on August 20.

    E Discovery Twenty Questions and Answers (Paperback) by John Barkett, published by the American Bar Association, ISBN 9781604421156



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