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7364. Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Evidence (LAW 7560) is required.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course examines the procedural and evidentiary issues that arise in litigation with respect to electronically-stored information. Familiarity with these issues ¿ including the retention, storage, production in pre-trial discovery, and admissibility at trial of such information ¿ is an essential competency for lawyers in an increasingly digital world. Students participate in simulations and role-plays that engage their written and oral advocacy skills in applying the rules of procedure, evidence, and ethics to civil and criminal case scenarios. No special knowledge of computers is needed. Option for third credit with short research paper. Prerequisites: Civil Procedure (LAW 7500, or LAW 7501 and LAW 7502) and Evidence (LAW 7560).