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REQUIRED: Early Registration New Orleans LA 170722$199.99 $149.99Your ticket to the course. REQUIRED. Price increases to $199.99 on June 22, so register early to save!
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OPTIONAL: Simulator Module Early Discount$99.99 $79.99Entitles the student to at least one run through a self-defense simulator, followed by immediate legal debrief. All participating students also observe each other. ONLY 12 SEATS AVAILABLE! Price increases to $99.99 on June 22!
OPTIONAL: Presentation Slides$29.99These 6 slide per page presentation deck will be handed out at the class.
OPTIONAL: CLE (Lawyers Only)$99.99Continuing Legal Education 4.0 credit hours general for FL attorneys. (THIS INCLUDES A COPY OF THE PRESENTATION SLIDES.)
OPTIONAL: Autographed "Law of Self Defense, 3rd Edition" 170722$24.99Published 2016. Pre-ordering the book for delivery at the seminar saves ~25% over the normal cost. Autographs will be provided on site upon request.

This is a live, in-person class presented by Attorney Andrew Branca, being held in New Orleans, LA on Saturday, July 22, 2017, from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  This class is being graciously hosted by the Nolatac Firearms Training.

This class covers the self-defense laws of LOUISIANA, based on those states’ self-defense relevant statutesjury instructions, and court decisions. Scroll down for a detailed description and syllabus of what’s covered in this LEVEL 1 Class.

Register TODAY: $149.99/person. (NOTE: Price increases to $199.99/person on June 22.) 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.)

(Click here for information on our LEVEL 2 Class the next day, Saturday July 22, at the same location.)

Law of Self Defense Simulator Module

Immediately after completion of the 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 two 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 students may be able to do multiple runs if time allows. (We don’t yet know how long each run will take per student, nor how many students may sign up for the option.)

The Law of Self Defense Simulator Module is an optional add on, and costs an additional $79.99 per student if paid before June 22 or $99.99 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 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: CLE (+$99.99). This class is accredited for 4.0 hours of CLE (general) by the CO bars (THIS INCLUDES A COPY OF THE PRESENTATION SLIDES.)

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. We do not bring extra copies to the class, so if you want a slide packet on site you must pre-order here.

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-defensedelivered 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 seminars 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.

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 also a host on the Outdoor Channel’s TV show The Best Defense.

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.

ANY QUESTIONS? Just email us at seminar@lawofselfdefense.com

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Law of Self Defense Training Partner: Personal Defense Network

Law of Self Defense does not conduct live-fire or other defensive force classes. We do, however, have personal experience with many of the industry’s leading defensive force instructors for whom we can provide a personal recommendation, and with whom we often partner for cross-promotional purposes.

Law of Self Defense is a proud partner of the Personal Defense Network (PDN), which brings together the insight and training expertise of the best instructors in the industry, and has become the go-to resource for conscientious civilians, law enforcement personnel and military operators interested in defending every aspect of their lives. PDN contributors are a hand-picked group, representing all facets of personal defense, so you will have the best the web has to offer, all in one destination.

We encourage you to take a look at the Personal Defense Network for your self-defense training needs.  You can learn more about PDN and see it’s schedule of upcoming classes by clicking here.