The DISH® “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition encourages law students to develop a thorough understanding of the evolution and practice of Information Governance and Discovery in civil litigation. The competition is the only one of its kind designed to challenge law students to explore the evolving issues of document management, electronically stored information, and ever-expanding technology—along with their application to the law.
On December 1, 2015, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended, in great part to address the impact of eDiscovery on civil litigation. The amendments to Rules 1, 16, 26, 34, and 37, in particular, were intended to decrease the cost of litigation without sacrificing fairness for litigants. The 2016 competition asks students to identify which amended rule will have the greatest impact on the civil litigation discovery process.