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Overview of Personal Jurisdiction

Overview of Personal Jurisdiction

Learn about in personam, in rem, and quasi in rem jurisdiction, along with the constitutional and statutory requirements for a court to exercise them.


Welcome to Overview of Personal Jurisdiction. In this lesson, we'll start by explaining what personal jurisdiction is. Then, we'll cover the three main types of personal jurisdiction, along with the constitutional requirements to exercise personal jurisdiction. Finally, we'll touch on long-arm statutes.

Personal jurisdiction is a court's power to decide parties' rights and duties relative to one another or to specific property. Personal jurisdiction comes in three flavors, which are in...