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Overview of Personal Jurisdiction

Overview of Personal Jurisdiction

Legal disputes may touch multiple jurisdictions. Conflict of laws refers to the system of rules for dealing with cross-border issues, including personal jurisdiction, which jurisdiction's laws apply, and whether courts will enforce out-of-forum judgments.

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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...