WHAT IS JURISDICTION? VENUE?
> Power or authority given by the law to a court or tribunal to hear and determine certain controversies
> Power of courts to hear and determine a controversy involving rights which are demandable and enforceable
-Particular country or geographical area in which a court with jurisdiction may hear or determine a case
-In civil cases, may be waived or stipulated by the parties
-Power of the court to decide a case on the merits
-Place of trial
-Granted by law or by the constitution and cannot be waived or stipulated