Federal Jurisdiction: An Overview

Production Date: December 20, 2014 Practice Areas: Litigation Estimated Length: 6054 minutes


$ 99 Litigation In Stock

Join attorney Glenn Sproverio as he provides viewers with a broad overview of federal jurisdiction, including the role of federal courts, state courts, and Congress. Tips are provided throughout to connect theoretical issues to the daily practice of law. 

This program is perfect for newly admitted attorneys or attorneys needing a refresher in basic federal jurisdiction concepts. 


Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain a historical background of federal courts in American law
  2. Review:
    1. Subject matter jurisdiction (federal question and diversity)
    2. Power of Congress to regulate courts
    3. Non-Article III courts
    4. Congressional authority to regulate state court action
    5. Supreme Court review of state court decisions
    6. Federal courts and the common law (Erie Doctrine)
    7. Eleventh Amendment issues

This course originally appeared as a part of our December 2014 Bridge the Gap Event.

Suzanne M.
Woodbury, NY

Explained a difficult subject pretty well.

Brian O.
Merrick, NY

If you're going to wear a bowtie, you better sound smart. This guy qualifies. Good job.

Edith Rasmussen A.
Lake Forest, IL

Great program!

Lee H.
Arlinghton heights, IL

Excellent and thorough discussion of Federal jurisdiction!!!

Ana M. M.
New York, NY

Very Informative

Gail S.
White Stone, NY

Excellent overview.

Jonathan S.
South Salem, NY


Vera S.
Key Biscayne, FL


Allan C.
placentia, CA

Excellent refresher of the federal jurisdiction issue.

Matthew K.
Perry, OH

Very good course

francis m.
Long Beach, NY

Needs longer course

Alexander F.
Thornville, OH

Great speaker and presentation. He took a complex and tedious topic and made it clear, concise, and interesting. I learned more from this than 6 weeks of 1L lectures.

Julius C.
White Plains, NY

Very informative. The Federal removal part was especially interesting.

Thomas Y.
Chicago, IL


Peter S.
Flossmoor, IL

Excellent presentation.

Dennis S.
Park Ridge, IL

This is a great lecturer and if you listen to every word you will understand the Federal system.

Todd R.
Charleston, IL

very good presentation

William C.

Good job. Good speaker. Clear delivery of concepts.

Lina M.
Thousand Oaks, CA

Excellent! I was just as excited as I was so many years ago as a 1L. Nice refresher. Speaker had a very pleasant voice.

Wynn K.
Monterey Park, CA