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Civil Procedure

Supplemental Jurisdiction

Supplemental Jurisdiction

Learn about when a federal court may exercise supplemental jurisdiction over additional claims that could not have been independently filed in federal court.


Now, let’s introduce ourselves to supplemental jurisdiction. We’re talking about supplemental jurisdiction here, in the tutorial on subject-matter jurisdiction, because supplemental jurisdiction is one basis for subject-matter jurisdiction; however, supplemental jurisdiction doesn’t make complete sense until you understand the rules on joinder of claims and parties, third-party-practice, and intervention. Furthermore, the relationship between supplemental jurisdiction and diversity...