Below are videos and other resources regarding personal jurisdiction.

 

Handouts and problem sets

This site contains many helpful Civ Pro resources that you may use to supplement your studies for the MBE. These resources include problem sets (with explanations), handouts, flowcharts, and more. Look to the right for helpful resources on this topic.

Personal jurisdiction MBE review (Feb. 2016)

  • This video covers selected issues regarding personal jurisdiction (PJ).

Personal jurisdiction MBE review (May 2015)

  • This video covers selected issues regarding personal jurisdiction (PJ).
  • Topics covered include:
  • PJ in federal versus state court
  • In rem/quasi in rem versus in personam jurisdiction
  • Traditional bases for PJ
  • The modern "minimum contacts" approach
  • Specific versus general jurisdiction
  • Ways of showing purposeful availment
  • What it means to "give rise" to a claim
  • Reasonableness factors

Fall 2014 PJ big picture day

 

This video was recorded for JD students in the Fall of 2014 and provides a comprehensive review of personal jurisdiction. The "Coggle" flowchart used in the video can be found on Professor Nathenson's website.

Video discussing problems from the PJ problem set

This video discusses a set of personal jurisdiction problems and discusses the explanations.

The questions and explanations are online at Professor Nathenson's website.