Department of Business and Innovation: Paralegal/Law
- I. Course Number and Title
- LAWS270 eDiscovery
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- LAWS100 (C or better)
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- This course utilizes a learning management space to supplement course materials. This is an Experimental course.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course explores the rapidly developing role of software in the area of legal data, eDiscovery, and information governance, as well as in the litigation lifecycle. It also explores technology used in the litigation support department and by litigation teams in the acquisition of data and eDiscovery processing.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- Analyze the types of forensic collections: Full-forensic, Logical and Targeted;
- Identify eDiscovery tools and their uses;
- Evaluate types of digital evidence;
- Explain factors affecting digital evidence collection;
- Apply U.S. Federal Rules on digital evidence;
- Use the Electronic Discovery Reference Model and software tools to identify and review relevant data to complete Request for Production of Documents and other Discovery requests;
- Explain eDiscovery project management tasks, including sampling and metrics; and
- Explain when to use eDiscovery Consultants, Special Masters, and Forensic Mediators.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Components of the Litigation Lifecyle
- Forensic Data Collection Planning and Implementation
- Load Files and Database Creation
- Predictive Coding
- Data Culling
- Document Review in Discovery
- Document Production for Discovery requests
- Using eDiscovery tools to prepare for Trial and for presentation of the materials at Trial
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsExams, quizzes, discussions, learning lessons, and/or projects as specified by the area faculty and described in the individual instructors' course syllabus will be utilized. Successful completion of the modules in this class will quality for a Certificate which will be received from the National Society for Legal Technology in eDiscovery.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Experimental - 11/23/2020; Revised: 6/1/22