I wrote recently about one aspect of iCONECT’s encouragement to the next generation in an article about a speech given by iCONECT’s President Ian Campbell to the graduating class of Bryan University’s eDiscovery Project Management Graduate Certificate Program.
iCONECT has extended this encouragement to practical learning by making copies of its XERA review platform as a learning tool on the Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence graduate course curriculum at the University of Texas School of Law.
US law schools (and don’t even start talking about the UK in this context) generally have a poor reputation for teaching their students anything about the practical aspects of electronic discovery, still less giving them hands-on experience of it. ICONECT’s involvement with the University of Texas School of Law go some way to remedying that, at least for one pool of lucky graduates.
Industry expert Craig Ball is an adjunct professor at the University of Texas and teaches the course. Craig said:
“In selecting XERA, I appreciated the quick, can-do way the iCONECT executive team pitched in to supply instructional material, credentials for each student and a big, real-world data set to support our search and review exercises. I particularly liked XERA’s support of both Mac and PC devices – a key consideration in education, where most students use Apple hardware.”
We need to see many more initiatives like this if we are to bring on a generation of lawyers who get eDiscovery. ICONECT is to be applauded for this initiative.