LAW 374 Digital Forensics for Legal Professionals




Legal actions are either won or lost on case evidence. In today’s world, most evidence comes in the form of data. This course equips students with essential knowledge and hands-on experience in digital forensics, a must-have skill for today's legal professionals. Students will learn the stages of digital forensic investigations, understand storage systems, devices, and networks, and learn when to raise flags regarding anti-forensic techniques. Students will also learn the fundamentals of Windows, Mac and Linux machines and mobile devices for the purpose of forensic investigations. Students will consider the dark web, Tor browser, malicious communications, files, and software as they relate to cybercrime and digital forensics. Finally, students will learn to evaluate the volatility of data and best practices for preserving and collecting digital evidence.


LAW 101, LAW 110 and LAW 210; OR 45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

Effective Term
PDF Acrobat Adobe Reader Fall 2024 onwards


Have questions about this course?

Student Information Services

604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Library Building, room LB152