Electronic Discovery

Section 1, Spring 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 11/16
Credits: 2
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • W
  • 1000-1200
  • WB162
01/25/2023 04/26/2023
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

Electronic discovery plays an ever expanding role in litigation, from simple cases to the complex. As eDiscovery’s ubiquity grows along with the volume of electronically stored information (ESI), jurisdictions and courts require counsel to either be technically competent, or to be advised by an expert. This seminar will cover all aspects of the eDiscovery workflow, including ESI identification and collection, search processes, and form of production. The class will explore technical considerations and strategies to navigate ESI identification, preservation, and collection obligations. We will discuss ESI search processes and simulate adversarial conferences to create ESI protocols. Using those protocols, the class will then create search workflows in eDiscovery tools using advanced analytics and technology-assisted review (TAR).

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be required to submit simulations, case management statements and a final ESI search product.

Other Work
Students will be graded, in part, on class participation.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Evidence (6104)) AND (Civil Procedure (6000)). Because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
Law No.
Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Litigation and Procedure
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, April 21, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 30, 11:59 PM