Subject Matter Jurisdiction: Federal, State and Concurrent


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Before a court can hear a case, personal jurisdiction must be established. Personal jurisdiction is applied to which of the following elements in a case?

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1. Which type of court case would have to establish subject matter jurisdiction?

2. Concurrent jurisdiction means:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these materials to achieve a greater understanding of how courts go about deciding whether they are qualified to hear a case. We will walk you through matters of federal, state and concurrent subject matter jurisdiction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Personal
  • Subject matter
  • Concurrent

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as federal question
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about legal cases spanning more than one state
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding subject matter jurisdiction

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson Subject Matter Jurisdiction: Federal, State and Concurrent will prepare you to:

  • Identify whether a federal court should hear a case due to diversity jurisdiction
  • Define personal and subject matter jurisdiction and explain their importance
  • Discuss instances of concurrent and federal question jurisdiction