(May 2018) – In November 2017, the Electronic Discovery Institute (EDI) and Duke Law announced a partnership to offer an online distance learning program on e-discovery, the EDI/Duke Law Advanced E-Discovery Course. Since the announcement, industry response has been overwhelmingly positive. We received over 130 volunteers, including industry thought leaders and experts, willing to volunteer their time and efforts to assist in development of this initiative.
Both EDI and Duke Law are extremely grateful for this acknowledgement and would like to offer a small update on the program to those who volunteered, and others interested in its progress. Leadership Committees from EDI and Duke Law are currently collaborating to curate the course content and identify faculty for this program. The goal is for each of the 10 courses to feature a range of professional viewpoints, including judicial, outside counsel, in-house counsel, plaintiff and government perspectives.
We are carefully reviewing every application based on the needs of each course and will promptly inform any individual being considered for participation. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of volunteers and the faculty requirements of the program, many applicants will not be selected to participate.
The sustained interest in this initiative and partnership has amplified the need for this sort of educational offering in our industry. EDI and Duke Law are invested in producing the highest quality content to meet the needs and expectations of everyone.
We look forward to sharing more updates with the community as we continue developing the courses and move towards production.