Overview of Jurisdiction: Types & Application


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Jurisdiction is the _____ of a court to hear a case.

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1. If a court has the authority to hear a case, then it has:

2. A court hears a case and has proper jurisdiction. Then that same case is filed in another state's court. In this situation, which is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how much you know about applying legal jurisdictions with this worksheet and an interactive quiz. Important topics from the lesson include an explanation of a court's jurisdiction and what a court has when it's able to hear a case.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be required to know about these aspects of jurisdiction as well:

  • True/false statements related to a filing that takes place in two separate jurisdictions
  • Jurisdiction that gives federal courts have over a case when it involves a controversy between citizens of different states
  • Specific jurisdiction

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define the jurisdiction of a court
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the concept of specific jurisdiction and which jurisdiction the federal courts would have in a multi-state dispute
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the filing of a court case in two separate jurisdictions

Additional Learning

You can keep learning about court jurisdictions with the accompanying lesson titled Overview of Jurisdiction: Types & Application. The following topics will be explored:

  • Different kinds of jurisdiction for the person and the issue
  • Concurrent jurisdiction
  • Situation when supplemental jurisdiction applies