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241.2 sec. 001 - Case Studies in E-Discovery (Spring 2019)

Instructor: Jon Streeter  
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Units: 1


    W 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
    Location: Law 115
    From January 09, 2019
    To February 20, 2019

Course Start: January 09, 2019
Course End: February 20, 2019
Class Number (1Ls): 32011
Class Number: 32011

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 16
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 26
As of: 06/11 02:48 PM

The discovery process in civil and criminal cases increasingly requires lawyers to address issues raised by electronic information, often in massive quantities, using discovery and evidence rules that were originally designed for paper documents. To introduce students to some of the problems that can arise as a result, this course will be organized around a series of case studies drawn from a few well-known examples (e.g. the FBI's Clinton email investigation, the FBI's raid of Michael Cohen's law office, and selected examples of noteworthy state and federal civil litigation in which difficult e-discovery issues have arisen). The course will focus on what the lawyers in these cases did right, and did wrong. As relevant to the case studies, we will cover (1) state and federal discovery and evidence law; (2) ethical issues lawyers must always consider in handling e-discovery issues; (3) some e-discovery tools and practices that today's lawyers are using, and (4) what is, and what is not, effective in arguing e-discovery issues to judges.

Justice Jon B. Streeter is a member of the California Court of Appeal, assigned to Division 4 of the First Appellate District. He is the Acting Presiding Justice of Division 4 and was appointed to the Court of Appeal in November 2014. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the American Law Institute, and a former President of both the State Bar of California and the Bar Association of San Francisco. Justice Streeter earned an A.B. degree from Stanford University in 1978 and a J.D. from Berkeley Law in 1981. In private practice, Justice Streeter was a partner at Keker, Van Nest & Peters, and before that, with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in San Francisco.

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Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Litigation and Procedure

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