Electronic Discovery

Section 1, Spring 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 14/18
Credits: 2

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:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

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

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 Notes:

Graduation Requirements

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

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the 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.

General Information

Schedule No.
120217035
Law No.
LAW7170
Modified Type
Seminar
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Litigation and Procedure
Public Syllabus Link: None
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