Electronic Discovery

Credit Hours:

Russell Taber


Computers, the internet, and internet-related technology have dramatically changed how we live. They have also altered the litigation. The amount of electronically stored information (ESI) is increasing exponentially, and the identification, collection, preservation of ESI are some of the most challenging problems in litigation today. This course will (1) introduce students to the language of e-discovery; (2) provide an understanding of the legal and practical aspects of e-discovery; (3) focus on how lawyers prepare for and handle e-discovery conferences under Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(f) and Tenn. R. Civ. P. 26.06; and (4) discuss issues relating to cost, spoliation, sanctions, and the attorney-client privilege.