MSU College of Law

Michael Hluchaniuk

Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

Michael J. Hluchaniuk served as a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan from December 2007 to January 2016. Previously, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan and a private practice lawyer in East Lansing. Hluchaniuk has been lead counsel in over 150 criminal jury trials, and in 2006 he received the Leonard R. Gilman Award, which is given annually to an “outstanding practitioner of criminal law.” He also received a Special Commendation from the U.S. Department of Justice in 1983.

Hluchaniuk holds a J.D. from Wayne State University Law School and a B.S.I.E. from the University of Michigan.

  • E-Discovery
    This course teaches students the law, theory, and practice of discovery of electronically stored documents and information. The course covers both the federal and Michigan state law governing the production of electronic documents, privilege, motions to compel, and protective orders—as well as the applicable professional standards. Students will be provided a theoretical understanding of the dominant computer algorithmic techniques used in e-discovery (search terms and predictive coding) as well as the legal, ethical, and technological problems each presents. Emphasis will be on hands-on work with e-discovery software.