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This lesson teaches and reviews the concept of venue, both generally and under federal law. There is also a brief discussion of venue under state law and common law.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze venue in federal court using the general federal venue statute.
  2. Explain some common special situations in which the general statute does not provide the answer.
  3. Explain that the analysis of venue statutes other than the general venue statute may be unexpected and require creative arguments.


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