20150603_lawdc_176Third-year law student Zhanna Dubinsky was the featured speaker at the Opening Plenary Session for a recent Electronic Discovery Institute Leadership Summit in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The EDI Summit is an annual e-discovery conference with several hundred attorneys, judges, and practitioners in attendance.

Dubinsky spoke as the winner of a law student competition hosted by EDI. Participants were required to submit a brief addressing whether or not the 1978 Supreme Court case Oppenheimer Fund, Inc. v. Sanders  was still good law after the 2015 amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(1). Her presentation, in which she argued that Oppenheimer was no longer valid, was followed by comments from three e-discovery experts.

Dubinsky was encouraged to enter the competition by adjunct professor Andrea D’Ambra, who teaches E-Discovery. “Attending the conference was a great opportunity to meet several lawyers working in the field,” Dubinsky said. “I was very lucky to be chosen.”