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REQUIRED: LEVEL 1: Burnet TX 170419$149.99The options below are offered only to those people who register for the seminar. (NOTE: Price increases to $199.99 on March 20.)
OPTIONAL: Simulator Module$99.99ONLY 12 SLOTS! Entitles the student to at least one run through a self-defense simulator, followed by immediate legal debrief of the student's use-of-force decision making. All participating students also observe every other participant's run and debrief. PRICE INCREASES TO $149.99 ON MARCH 20!
OPTIONAL: Printed seminar slides$29.99This is a printed-and-bound copy of the ~350 presentation slides, printed six-to-a-page. These are recommended to facilitate note-taking, and if pre-ordered here they will be handed out at the seminar. NOTE: The LAST DAY to order these is Tuesday, April 11, as they must be produced before we travel to the seminar.
OPTIONAL: "Law of Self Defense, 3rd Ed."$24.99Published 2016. Pre-ordering "The Law of Self Defense, 3rd Edition" for delivery at the seminar saves ~25% relative to the normal cost. Autographs will be provided on site upon request. (Must be ordered by April 11!)

a-girl-and-a-gunThis is a live, in-person Law of Self Defense LEVEL 1 Class presented by Attorney Andrew Branca, being held in Burnet TX (SW of Austin TX) on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  This class is being graciously hosted by the A Girl & A Gun Annual Training Conference.

IMPORTANT:  If you are registered for the A Girl & A Gun Annual Training Conference you are eligible for a $50 discount code applicable to registration for this LEVEL 1 Class. Click here to email us for details on this $50 discount offer.

This LEVEL 1 Class covers the self-defense legal principles of the United States, and will be illustrated using relevant examples of self-defense law drawn from the statutes, jury instructions, and court decisions of various states.  Particular emphasis will be based on areas of self-defense law that vary from state to state.

SAVE $50! Early-register TODAY: $149.99/person. (NOTE: Price increases to $199.99/person on March 20.) The registration ticket form is on the right side of this page. (If you register for more than one person, please indicate the names of the additional people in the “Notes” box at checkout.)  IMPORTANT:  If you are registered for the A Girl and A Gun Training Conference you are eligible for a $50 discount code on registration for this LEVEL 1 Class. Click here to contact us for details on this $50 discount offer.

Law of Self Defense Simulator Module

NEW: We are adding an OPTIONAL Law of Self Defense Simulator Module to this LEVEL 1 Class. Immediately after completion of the LEVEL 1 Class, students who elect this option will have the opportunity to run through self-defense scenarios on a laser-based shooting simulator. Each student will run through at least one scenario. Upon completion of the scenario, Attorney Andrew Branca will conduct a self-defense law debrief of the “defender’s” use-of-force decision-making. Every student will observe every other student’s run, so all of those participating will have the opportunity to learn from each other. The scenarios will be run for at least one hour, and every student will be given at least two runs through the simulator.  (NOTE:  We do not allow casual observers; only people registered for the simulator will be permitted in the room.)

The Law of Self Defense Simulator Module is an optional add on, and costs an additional $99.99 per student if paid before April 20 or $149.99 if paid later. This option is NOT available separately from the class; you MUST be registered for the class in order to participate in the Law of Self Defense Simulator module, as the legal debrief will be based upon the education received during the class.

You can pre-pay for the Law of Self Defense Simulator in the sidebar to the right. THERE ARE ONLY 12 SLOTS AVAILABLE FOR THE SIMULATOR MODULE.  These will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis!

Other LEVEL 1 Class Options

Once you’ve indicated your registration in the ticket form below, there are several additional options you may consider, each of which may also be selected in the ticket form at the bottom of this page.

OPTIONAL: Add presentation slides (+$29.99). You may pre-order a printed-and-bound copy of the >500 presentation slides (printed six-to-a-page), and have this provided to you at the start of the class. We strongly encourage this, as it facilitates note-taking, but it is not required. That said, it is our experience that people who do not opt for the slide deck end up regretting that decision. We do not bring extra copies to the class, so if you want a slide packet on site you must pre-order BY APRIL 11 here.

OPTIONAL: Add autographed copy of “The Law of Self Defense, 3rd Edition” (2016) (+$24.99). Pre-ordering the book BY APRIL 11 to be delivered to you at the class saves you 25% off standard mail ordering. Autographs are provided on-site upon request.

PRE-REGISTRATION and PRE-PAYMENT is REQUIRED for ALL classes. Classes routinely sell out. We do not guarantee a seat unless you have pre-registered and pre-paid. We DO often have to turn away people who simply show up without having pre-registered/paid. DON’T BE THAT GUY.

This class is an in-depth, professional-level education on the on the law of self-defense, delivered in an informal and accessible manner.  Questions are answered as long as necessary to ensure that every portion is thoroughly understood.

Through this class you will learn how self-defense laws are applied in the real world to real people in real self-defense scenarios.  This class will teach you how prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges view self-defense cases, and in particular what encourages prosecutors to bring charges and seek convictions.

Conversely, you will learn what aspects of a defensive force encounter help your defense build a compelling narrative of innocence, and how to minimize your vulnerability to prosecution and conviction.

The last hour or so of the class is devoted to helping you to build your own personal legally-sound self-defense strategy, incorporating your new understanding of self-defense law into your personal defensive tactics.  The goal:  teach how how to stay well within the bounds of the law of self-defense as possible without in any way diminishing your ability to win the physical, and as well as the legal, battle.

The class also allows for plenty of Q&A with Attorney Andrew Branca, an internationally recognized expert in American self-defense law.  His legal practice, writings, and classes are considered an essential self-defense law resource by many judges, lawyers, and Federal and local law enforcement.

THIS IS AN EDUCATIONAL CLASS. THIS CLASS DOES NOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE. IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF LEGAL ADVICE, CONSULT COMPETENT LEGAL COUNSEL IN THE RELEVANT JURISDICTION. ATTORNEY ANDREW BRANCA IS LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW ONLY IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS.

NOTE: Recording of the class by any means is prohibited. 

ABOUT ATTORNEY ANDREW F. BRANCA

Andrew F. Branca is currently in his third decade of practicing law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and is an internationally recognized expert on the law of self-defense of the United States.  He has been quoted in this context by the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, and many other mainstream media, including nationally syndicated broadcast media.

Andrew is the recent winner of the 2014 UC Berkeley Law School Debate on “Stand-Your-Ground,” defeating prominent law school professors and even a CNN Legal Analyst. He is also a former Guest Instructor and subject matter expert (SME) on self-defense law at the Sig Sauer Academy, an NRA Life-Benefactor member, an NRA Certified Instructor, an IDPA Charter/Life member (IDPA #13), and a Master-class competitor in multiple IDPA divisions.

He is a certified Continuing Legal Education (CLE) instructor on self-defense law, teaching other lawyers how to argue self-defense cases, in numerous states around the country. He was also a speaker at the 2014 NRA Annual Meeting on self-defense law.

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