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Basics of Supplemental Jurisdiction through the Ice-Cream Method

This lesson is about supplemental jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1367. It is the first of two lessons on Section 1367. Before starting this lesson, you should understand basic subject matter jurisdiction and joinder.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Explain the difference and the relationship between original jurisdiction and supplemental jurisdiction.
2. Explain the functions of each part of the supplemental jurisdiction statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1367, by breaking up the statute into its "granting," "taking-away," "punting," and "saving" functions.
3. Describe the relationship between supplemental jurisdiction and statutes of limitations.
4. Analyze and test your understanding of other areas of law that underlie supplemental jurisdiction (namely, diversity, federal question, removal, and joinder), through study and mastery of supplemental jurisdiction.
5. Improve your skills at reading and analyzing complex statutory language.


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