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This is a live, in-person TEXAS-SPECIFIC seminar presented by Attorney Andrew Branca northeast of Dallas, TX, being held on Sunday, August 23, 2015, 10:00AM to 3:00PM, at the Bass Pro Shop in Garland(Lunch can be bought on site.)

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[NOTE: There is a second Dallas-area seminar the prior day, August 22, at the Bass ProShop in Grapevine.]

Register TODAY: $149.99/person. The registration ticket form is at the bottom 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.)

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 (+$49.99). This seminar has been accredited by Texas MCLE for 4.0 hours of CLE.

OPTIONAL: Add presentation slides (+$19.99). You may pre-order a printed-and-bound copy of the ~350-400 presentation slides (printed six-to-a-page), and have this provided to you at the start of the seminar. We strongly encourage this, as it facilitates note-taking, but it is not required. We do not bring extra copies to the seminar, so if you want a slide packet on site you must pre-order here.

Alternatively, you may pre-order a Kindle version of the slide deck for $9.99, which will be delivered electronically on the day of the seminar.

OPTIONAL: Add autographed copy of “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition” (+$19.99). Pre-ordering the book to be delivered to you at the seminar saves you 20% off standard mail ordering. Autographs are provided on-site upon request.

PRE-REGISTRATION and PRE-PAYMENT is REQUIRED for ALL seminars. Seminars 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 seminar covers the self-defense laws of TEXAS, based on that state’s self-defense relevant statutes, jury instructions, and court decisions.

This seminar 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 seminar you will learn how self-defense laws are applied in the real world to real people in real self-defense scenarios.  This seminar 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 seminar 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 seminar 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.


A detailed syllabus and many reviews of past seminars can be viewed at the Law of Self Defense Seminars page.


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 Guest Instructor and content matter expert (CME) on self-defense law at the Sig Sauer Academy, an NRA life 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