Venue I

Venue I

Learn about the concept of venue, which deals with the proper court in which a lawsuit may be filed, and its relationship to subject-matter and personal jurisdiction.


Welcome to Venue, Part One!

First, we’ll spend a few moments introducing you to the basic concept of “venue,” and we’ll briefly survey its relationship to the concepts of subject-matter and personal jurisdiction.

Next, we’ll dive straight into 28 U.S.C. § 1391, which is the general statute governing venue in the federal district courts. We don’t have enough time to cover § 1391 entirely here, so we’ll talk about the general provisions of § 1391(b) in this clip, while we’ll get into subsections...