Digital Evidence from Theory to Practice (JAG)(SC)

Information Introduction

Section 2, Spring 24
Instructor, JAG

Schedule Information

Enrollment: /3
Credits: 1
Days Time Room Start Date End Date


0900-1100 JAG

Course Description

Digital evidence can impact nearly every type of court-martial. With rapid changes in technology, courts and statutes often cannot stay “current,” making litigating digital evidence issues difficult. This course explores the legal theories behind using digital evidence for both trial and defense counsel. The first half of the course will focus on applying traditional Fourth Amendment doctrines in the digital world, with a specific concentration on probable cause, reasonable expectation of privacy, plain view, and consent. It will apply these doctrines to all types of digital evidence on any device where data can be stored. The second half of the course will challenge students to put into practice and apply the doctrinal theories learned through student led presentations and exercises. The course is targeted for both trial and defense counsel.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): None

Description: None

Written Work Product

Grading is based on class participation (performance during class exercises) and the student’s choice of a presentation or 5-7 page thought paper.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: No

First Day Attendance Required: Yes

Course Resources: To be announced.

Course Notes: The instructors for this course are MAJ WENTZ and LTCOL SEAGRAVES. This course meets at the JAG School during its 3rd Quarter, January 9- March 8, 2024 (NOTE: the course starts before the start of the Law School's spring term and overlaps with the Law School's spring break). Due to weather, holidays, military requirements, etc., individual class sessions at the JAG School are subject to rescheduling on occasion. The JAG School attempts to reschedule make-ups at the same day/time slot, but there may be times when a meeting session date/time will not occur in the same day/time slot. All absences must be approved by the instructor. ENROLLMENT: Students seeking to enroll in this course must complete and timely submit a request e-form to SRO. SRO will begin collecting enrollment applications at an announced time in the fall term, and the JAG School has final approval for any enrollment requests. The JAG School and Law School intend to finalize the roster of approved UVA Law students in this course by Dec. 1.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: No

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 124219885

Modified Type: ABA Seminar

Cross Listed: No

Waitlist Count: 0

Concentrations: International and National Security Law , Law and Technology

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