A Student Electronic Discovery Primer

An Essential Companion for Civil Procedure Courses

Second Edition

by William F. Hamilton, Jennifer M. Smith

Forthcoming August 2023

Tags: Civil Procedure, Evidence, Litigation

2023 Teacher's Manual forthcoming

ISBN 978-1-5310-2569-4
eISBN 978-1-5310-2570-0

A Student Electronic Discovery Primer is the ideal supplement to the traditional civil procedure textbook. Written by former litigators who are now law professors teaching electronic discovery and civil procedure, the Primer is specifically designed as a practical and accessible guide for the first-year law student. Traditional civil procedure textbooks have given short shrift to what has emerged as a foundation of modern civil litigation—electronic discovery. This concise text introduces students to the new, continually evolving, and often troubling themes of electronic discovery: preservation, search methods, proportionality, data collection and processing, review, forms of production, computer forensics and sanctions, while touching upon the major issues that confront the use of digital data in litigation. The Primer also explains key terms used in electronic discovery, introduces students to the major cases in electronic discovery, provides guidance on strategies and risks for retrieving electronically stored information, includes sample electronic discovery practice forms, and outlines the key 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure relating to electronic discovery. This book is an excellent electronic discovery introduction for students and practitioners, including in-house counsel, as well as a handy guide for civil procedure professors. This second edition includes updates consistent with the ever-changing developments in electronic discovery.


A detailed teacher's manual and PowerPoint slides are available upon adoption of this book. To download a sample of the lengthy slide presentation, click here. If you have adopted this book for a course, please contact bhall@cap-press.com to request the teacher's manual and PowerPoint slides."


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