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Technology in Legal Practice: A Practical Study of Electronic Discovery, Big Data, Cybersecurity and Beyond
J.D. Seminar 067 | 2 credit hours
In today’s age of exploding data volumes, called into focus by increasingly strenuous discovery obligations in federal and state legal matters, lawyers face the critical need to embrace and understand how technology itself has become indispensable, in many respects, to the practice of law. This course considers the ways in which data and technology are fundamentally transforming the practice of law. We will examine procedural rules and case law that confront these issues. We will explore some of the core technologies that are deployed at the critical stages of legal proceedings. We will seek to understand the growing role of data itself as a strategic, tangible factor in today’s legal world.
Recommended: Evidence; Civil Procedure (or Legal Process and Society).
Students may not receive credit for both this seminar and Introduction to Electronic Discovery and Evidence; or Information Technology and Modern Litigation; or Electronic Discovery.