Law of Self Defense Live Classes

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.

Click your state of interest: Multistate, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington.

ALTERNATIVELY, CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE TRAINING ACCESS DETAILS

CLICK HERE FOR REVIEWS OF PAST SEMINARS

“Not only a good idea, an EXCELLENT idea.”

Taking Andrew Branca’s Law of Self Defense Class would be not only a good idea, but an EXCELLENT idea. I’ve known him for many years. He’s one of my graduates, and more to the point, he’s an attorney who focuses on this kind of issue with a passion. I thought his reportage from the courtroom in the Zimmerman case (check www.legalinsurrection.com during the period of the trial) was the gold standard. By all means, take his course. I also recommend his new book, available through www.lawofselfdefense.com.”

–Massad Ayoob, Massad Ayoob Group

“Understanding what Andrew teaches can keep you out of jail.”

Having a gun when the police aren’t there to protect you can keep you alive, but understanding the material Andrew teaches can keep you out of jail to continue enjoying that life.

–Dr. John Lott, Crime Prevention Research Center, Author: “More Guns, Less Crime”

“A treasure-trove of useful information on when to use lethal force.”

The fact that you’re seeing me do a review on “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition” should tell you something, because if I didn’t care about the book I would just say nothing. It is a treasure-trove of useful information on when to use lethal force. What Mr. Branca has done in this book is study the laws of all 50 states, and categorized them, and put charts in here so that you can look at what state you live in or what state you are going to visit and see what exactly the laws are pertaining to use of lethal force, pertaining to defense of others, pertaining to any number of factors in the realm of self-defense. The book is incredibly well thought-out and put together. It is in a very easy to understand format. Mr. Branca has done an amazing job of making this very, very readable. It is actually an enjoyable read, despite the fact that it’s talking about some pretty heavy material. If you carry a gun for self-defense I strongly recommend you pick up this book. It is easy to read, enjoyable to read, and incredibly valuable.

–Peter Burlingame, Self Defense Initiative

“The Law of Self Defense 2nd Ed. is phenomenal.”

— Brian D., Sergeant Major, US Army.

Don’t Delay: Get Your “Legal Body Armor” Today!

The Law of Self Defense Class is a ~5-hour-plus in-depth live event that instructs on the laws governing the use of force in defense of self, family, others, and property.  Classes are conducted live in-person by Attorney Andrew Branca, and are specific to the state in which they are held. Classes are customized for each participants’ state-specific self-defense statutes, jury instructions, and court decisions for the participants (see below for details).

Build A Legally-Sound Self-Defense Strategy Customized for YOU

The value presented by the Law of Self Defense Class is considerable.  Over the course of ~5 hours, and at a fraction of the cost of consulting one-on-one with a lawyer, you will learn how to build a legally-sound self-defense strategy by:

  • Learning how to minimize your vulnerability to prosecution and civil suit.
  • Preparing yourself to win BOTH the physical AND the legal battles.
  • Learning not just the letter of the law but also how it’s actually applied actual courts and prosecutors to actual people.
  • Knowing what a prosecutor MUST prove in order to defeat your self-defense claim.
  • Learning key strategies for “armoring up” the most common legal vulnerabilities.
  • Understanding the incredible legal risks of defending others, and the strict limits on defending property.
  • Learning what “Stand-Your-Ground,” the “Castle Doctrine,” “Presumptions of Reasonableness” and “Self-defense Immunity” REALLY mean . . . and what they DO NOT mean.
  • Knowing what to say to 911, to the first responders, and to the investigative officers (pro-tip: each interaction is VERY different).

Live, In-Person C;

lasses: Choose What Fits Your Schedule

We conduct live, in-person Law of Self Defense Classes all over the country.  Our current schedule is listed below.  Simply choose the location and date that best suits you.

If you would like to host a Law of Self Defense Class in your area, it’s easy, and there is absolutely no cost to the host at all.  For more information, email us at: seminar@lawofselfdefense.com

CLASSES: LIVE & IN-PERSON

(Ordered by state.)

 

MULTISTATE

SIG SAUER ACADEMY CLASS: MULTI-STATE

Epping, NH, Sunday, October 25, 2015, 12:30PM to 5:30pm

In this class we cover the self-defense law of every state represented by an attendee.

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Registration is $150/person.

Click here to register today. 

 

ALABAMA

Pensacola, FL, Saturday, January 30, 2016, 1:00PM to 6:00PM

This class will cover FLORIDA, GEORGIA and ALABAMA self-defense law.

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Early registration is $109.99/person prior to December 30, $159.99/person thereafter.

Click here to register today. 

FL LAWYERS: CLE credit (5.5 hours general) is also available.

CLE registration today is only $159.99/lawyer prior to December 30, $209.99 thereafter.

Click here to register today.

 

ARIZONA

Phoenix, AZ, Saturday, September 19, 2015, 10:00AM to 3:30PM

Hosted by Active Self Protection.

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Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. LIMITED SEATS!

Click here to register today.

LAWYERS: CLE credit (4.0 hours general) is also available. +$49.99

 

ARKANSAS

Can’t attend a live seminar? You can STILL BUY the seminar slides in either printed or Kindle format: Law of Self Defense Seminar: Arkansas (Presented August 16, 2015) PRINTED or KINDLE.

No live Law of Self Defense Seminars currently scheduled for Arkansas.

Click here for information on how to HOST a Law of Self Defense Seminar.

 

CALIFORNIA

Brass Pro Shop, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Sunday, September 20, 2015, 10:00AM to 3:00PM

Click here for detailed description.

BassProShop logo 200 x 135PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SEATS ARE LIMITED!

Click here to register today.

LAWYERS: CLE credit (4.0 hours general) is also available. +$49.99

 

COLORADO

No live Law of Self Defense Seminars currently scheduled for Colorado.

Click here for information on how to HOST a Law of Self Defense Seminar.

Click here for information our Colorado-specific Law of Self Defense Online Training.

CO LAWYERS: Click here for information our Colorado-specific Law of Self Defense Online Training CLE (6.0 hours general).

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

No live Law of Self Defense Seminars currently scheduled for the District of Columbia.

Can’t attend a live seminar? You can STILL BUY the seminar slides in either printed or Kindle format: Law of Self Defense Seminar: District of Columbia: Slides: PRINTED or KINDLE.

Click here for information on how to HOST a Law of Self Defense Seminar.

 

FLORIDA

Can’t attend a live seminar? You can STILL BUY the seminar slides in either printed or Kindle format: Law of Self Defense Seminar: Florida: Slides: PRINTED or KINDLE.

You may also be interested in our online, on-demand training for FL self-defense law.

FL LAWYERS: You may also be interested in our online, on-demand CLE training for FL self-defense law. (5.5 hours general CLE)

Attendees of live classes and online training receive FREE access to the full-length versions of every self-defense relevant statute, jury instruction, and and court case covered in this class can be obtained here: Florida Self-Defense Law Compilation (also available for purchase for $4.99 here).

 

West Palm Beach, FL, Sunday, January 9, 2016, 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. ONLY 25 SEATS!

REGISTER TODAY: $119/person. Price increases to $169 on December 9!

Click here to register today.

LAWYERS: CLE credit (4.0 hours general) is also available. +$49.99

Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Sunday, January 10, 2016, 1:00PM to 6:00PM

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. ONLY 25 SEATS!

REGISTER TODAY: $119/person. Price increases to $169 on December 10!

Click here to register today.

LAWYERS: CLE credit (4.0 hours general) is also available. +$49.99

Law of Self Defense Seminar PLUS Talk by Attorney Don West, co-counsel for the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin trial

Orlando, FL, Saturday, January 16, 2016, 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Attorney Don West Talk, 3:00PM to 4:00PM (Additional fee.)

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. ONLY 25 SEATS!

REGISTER TODAY: $119.99/person. Price increases to $169.99 on December 16!

Additional fee for Attorney Don West talk is $49.99.

Click here to register today.

LAWYERS: CLE credit (4.0 hours general) is also available. +$49.99

Law of Self Defense Seminar PLUS Simulator Training!

Naples, FL, Sunday, January 23, 2016, 9:00AM to 5:00PM

PLUS SIMULATOR TRAINING! This LOSD Seminar will include BOTH our world-leading, plain-English course on Florida self-defense law, AND a two-hour session (included in the 9-5) of simulator-based hands-on training provided by our host and partner, Step-by-Step Gun Training (SSGT). (Participation in this add-on session is voluntary, and it may also be merely observed.) Feedback on responses to the simulated self-defense scenarios will be provided from both a tactical perspective by SSGT and from a legal perspective by LOSD.

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. ONLY 25 SEATS!

REGISTER TODAY: $149.99/person. Price increases to $199.99 on December 23!

Click here to register today.

LAWYERS: CLE credit (4.0 hours general) is also available. +$49.99

 

Pensacola, FL, Saturday, January 30, 2016, 1:00PM to 6:00PM

This class will cover FLORIDA, GEORGIA and ALABAMA self-defense law.

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Early registration is $109.99/person prior to December 30, $159.99/person thereafter.

Click here to register today. 

FL LAWYERS: CLE credit (5.5 hours general) is also available.

CLE registration today is only $159.99/lawyer prior to December 30, $209.99 thereafter.

Click here to register today.

 

 

GEORGIA

Can’t attend a live seminar? You can STILL BUY the seminar slides in either printed or Kindle format: Law of Self Defense Seminar: Georgia: Slides: PRINTED or KINDLE.

Attendees of live classes and online training receive FREE access to the full-length versions of every self-defense relevant statute, jury instruction, and and court case covered in this class can be obtained here: Georgia Self-Defense Law Compilation (also available for purchase for $4.99 here).

 

Pensacola, FL, Saturday, January 30, 2016, 1:00PM to 6:00PM

This class will cover FLORIDA, GEORGIA and ALABAMA self-defense law.

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Early registration is $109.99/person prior to December 30, $159.99/person thereafter.

Click here to register today. 

FL LAWYERS: CLE credit (5.5 hours general) is also available.

CLE registration today is only $159.99/lawyer prior to December 30, $209.99 thereafter.

Click here to register today.

 

IDAHO

Kila MT, Saturday, March 16, 2016, 9:00AM to 4:00PM

This seminar will cover the self-defense statutes, jury instructions, and case law of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. ONLY 25 SEATS!

Early registration before February 19 is only $119.99/person.

Regular registration after February 19 or later is $169.99/person.

Click here to register today. 

LAWYERS: CLE credit (4.0 hours general) is also available for ID, MT, OR and WA lawyers. +$49.99

 

KENTUCKY

Can’t attend a live seminar? You can STILL BUY the seminar slides in either printed or Kindle format: Law of Self Defense Seminar: Kentucky (Presented August 16, 2015) PRINTED or or KINDLE.

 

Nashville, TN, Sunday, February 20, 2016, 9:00AM to 3:00P
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This class will cover KENTUCKY and TENNESSEE self-defense law.

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Early registration before January 20 is only $109.99/person.

Registration January 20 or later is $159.99/person.

Click here to register today. 

TN & KY LAWYERS: CLE credit (4.0 hours general) is also available, +$49.99.

 

Nashville, TN, Sunday, August 20, 2016, 9:00AM to 3:00P
Nashville Armory 300 x 87

This class will cover KENTUCKY and TENNESSEE self-defense law.

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Early registration before July 20 is only $109.99/person.

Registration July 20 or later is $159.99/person.

Click here to register today. 

TN & KY LAWYERS: CLE credit (4.0 hours general) is also available, +$49.99.

 

LOUISIANA

Can’t attend a live seminar? You can STILL BUY the seminar slides in either printed or Kindle format: Law of Self Defense Seminar: Louisiana: Slides: PRINTED.

New Orleans (Covington), LA, Saturday, August 29, 2015, 10:00AM to 3:00PM

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. ONLY 25 SEATS!

Early registration before July 29 is only $119/person.

Regular registration July 29 or later is $169/person.

Click here to register today. 

LAWYERS: CLE credit (4.0 hours general) is also available. +$49.99

 

MARYLAND

No live Law of Self Defense Seminars currently scheduled for Maryland.

Can’t attend a live seminar? You can STILL BUY the seminar slides in either printed or Kindle format: Law of Self Defense Seminar: Maryland: Slides: PRINTED or KINDLE.

Click here to order the most recent seminar presentation slides covering the Maryland.

Click here for information on how to HOST a Law of Self Defense Seminar.

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Can’t attend a live seminar? You can STILL BUY the seminar slides in either printed or Kindle format: Law of Self Defense Seminar: Massachusetts: Slides: PRINTED or KINDLE.

Attendees of live classes and online training receive FREE access to the full-length versions of every self-defense relevant statute, jury instruction, and and court case covered in this class can be obtained here: Massachusetts Self-Defense Law Compilation (also available for purchase for $4.99 here).

 

Harvard Sportsmens Club

Harvard, MA (MetroWest Boston), Saturday, November 7, 2015, 1:00PM to 6:00PM

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Early registration is only $99/person.

Click here to register today. 

 

MISSISSIPPI

Can’t attend a live seminar? You can STILL BUY the seminar slides in either printed or Kindle format: Law of Self Defense Seminar: Mississippi (Presented August 16, 2015) PRINTED or or KINDLE.

No live Law of Self Defense Seminars currently scheduled for Mississippi.

Click here for information on how to HOST a Law of Self Defense Seminar.

 

MONTANA

Kalispell (Kila) MT, Saturday, March 16, 2016, 9:00AM to 4:00PM

This seminar will cover the self-defense statutes, jury instructions, and case law of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. ONLY 25 SEATS!

Early registration before February 19 is only $119.99/person.

Regular registration after February 19 or later is $169.99/person.

Click here to register today. 

LAWYERS: CLE credit (4.0 hours general) is also available for ID, MT, OR and WA lawyers. +$49.99

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

No live Law of Self Defense Seminars currently scheduled for New Hampshire.

Can’t attend a live seminar? You can STILL BUY the seminar slides in either printed or Kindle format: Law of Self Defense Seminar: New Hampshire: Slides: PRINTED or KINDLE.

Click here to order the most recent seminar presentation slides covering the Mississippi.

Click here for information on how to HOST a Law of Self Defense Seminar.

 

 

NEW JERSEY

Justifiable Force LLC, Hamilton, NJ, Saturday, October 17, 2015, 10:00AM to 3:30PMJustifiable Force small

This class will cover NEW JERSEY and PENNSYLVANIA self-defense law.

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

EARLY-BIRD REGISTER TODAY: $124/person.

Price increases to $174/person on September 17.

Click here to register today. 

LAWYERS: CLE credit (4.0 hours general) is also available. +$49.99

 

 

NEW MEXICO

Deliberate Defense, Albuquerque, NM, Saturday, September 26, 2015, 1:00PM to 6:00PM

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

EARLY-BIRD REGISTER TODAY: $99/person.

Price increases to $149/person on August 26.

Click here to register today. 

LAWYERS: CLE credit (4.0 hours general) is also available. +$49.99

 

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Can’t attend a live seminar? You can STILL BUY the seminar slides in either printed or Kindle format: Law of Self Defense Seminar: North Carolina: Slides: PRINTED or KINDLE.

You may also be interested in our online, on-demand training for NC self-defense law.

Attendees of live classes and online training receive FREE access to the full-length versions of every self-defense relevant statute, jury instruction, and and court case covered in this class can be obtained here: North Carolina Self-Defense Law Compilation (also available for purchase for $4.99 here).

 

Conover NC, Saturday, October 10: 9:00am to 4:00pm

This class will cover NORTH CAROLINA and SOUTH CAROLINA self-defense law.

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

REGISTER TODAY.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

EARLY-BIRD REGISTER TODAY: $109.99/person.

NOTE: Price increases to $159.99/person on September 10.

NC & SC LAWYERS: CLE available, 4.0 hours general, +$49.99.

NC & SC PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS: PPSB-CE available, 4.0 hours, +$49.99.

 

Charlotte (Huntersville) NC, Saturday, December 5, 2015, 9:00AM to 4:00PM

This class will cover NORTH CAROLINA and SOUTH CAROLINA self-defense law.

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

REGISTER TODAY.

EARLY-BIRD REGISTER TODAY: $109.99/person.

NOTE: Price increases to $159.99/person on November 5.

NC & SC LAWYERS: CLE available, 4.0 hours general, +$49.99.

NC & SC PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS: PPSB-CE available, 4.0 hours, +$49.99.

 

OHIO

You may also be interested in our online, on-demand training for OH self-defense law.

Attendees of live classes and online training receive FREE access to the full-length versions of every self-defense relevant statute, jury instruction, and and court case covered in this class can be obtained here: Ohio Self-Defense Law Compilation (also available for purchase for $4.99 here).

 

Cleveland, OH, Saturday, October 3, 2015, 1:00PM to 6:00PM

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Early registration before September 3 is only $109/person.

Regular registration September 3 or later is $159/person.

Click here to register today. 

LAWYERS: CLE credit (4.0 hours general) is also available. +$49.99

 

Dayton, OH, Sunday, October 4, 2015, 1:00PM to 6:00PM

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Early registration before September 4 is only $109/person.

Regular registrationSeptember 4 or later is $159/person.

Click here to register today. 

LAWYERS: CLE credit (4.0 hours general) is also available. +$49.99


 

OREGON

You may also be interested in our online, on-demand training for OR self-defense law.

Attendees of live classes and online training receive FREE access to the full-length versions of every self-defense relevant statute, jury instruction, and and court case covered in this class can be obtained here: Oregon Self-Defense Law Compilation (also available for purchase for $4.99 here)

 

Portland, OR, Saturday, November 14, 2015, 10:00AM to 3:30PM

This class will cover BOTH Oregon AND Washington law.

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Early registration before October 14 is only $109/person.

Regular registration October 14 or later is $149/person.

Click here to register today. 

LAWYERS: CLE credit (4.0 hours general) is also available. +$49.99

 

Seattle, WA, Sunday, November 15, 2015, 10:00AM to 3:30PM

This class will cover BOTH Washington AND Oregon law.

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Early registration before October 15 is only $109/person.

Regular registration October 15 or later is $149/person.

Click here to register today. 

WA and OR LAWYERS: CLE credit (4.0 hours general) is also available for both WA and OR.

Early CLE registration before October 15 is only $159/person.

Regular CLE registration October 15 or later is $199/person.

Click here to register today. 

 

Kila MT, Saturday, March 16, 2016, 9:00AM to 4:00PM

This seminar will cover the self-defense statutes, jury instructions, and case law of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. ONLY 25 SEATS!

Early registration before February 19 is only $119.99/person.

Regular registration after February 19 or later is $169.99/person.

Click here to register today. 

LAWYERS: CLE credit (4.0 hours general) is also available for ID, MT, OR and WA lawyers. +$49.99

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Justifiable Force LLC, Hamilton, NJ, Saturday, October 17, 2015, 10:00AM to 3:30PMJustifiable Force small

This class will cover NEW JERSEY and PENNSYLVANIA self-defense law.

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

EARLY-BIRD REGISTER TODAY: $124/person.

Price increases to $174/person on September 17.

Click here to register today. 

LAWYERS: CLE credit (4.0 hours general) is also available. +$49.99

 

RHODE ISLAND

No live Law of Self Defense Seminars currently scheduled for Rhode Island.

Click here to order the most recent seminar presentation slides covering the Rhode Island.

Click here for information on how to HOST a Law of Self Defense Seminar.

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Hickory NC, Saturday, October 10: 9:00am to 4:00pm

This class will cover NORTH CAROLINA and SOUTH CAROLINA self-defense law.

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

REGISTER TODAY.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

EARLY-BIRD REGISTER TODAY: $109.99/person.

NOTE: Price increases to $159.99/person on September 10.

NC & SC LAWYERS: CLE available, 4.0 hours general, +$49.99.

NC & SC PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS: PPSB-CE available, 4.0 hours, +$49.99.

Charlotte (Huntersville) NC, Saturday, December 5, 2015, 9:00AM to 4:00PM

This class will cover NORTH CAROLINA and SOUTH CAROLINA self-defense law.

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

REGISTER TODAY.

EARLY-BIRD REGISTER TODAY: $109.99/person.

NOTE: Price increases to $159.99/person on November 5.

NC & SC LAWYERS: CLE available, 4.0 hours general, +$49.99.

NC & SC PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS: PPSB-CE available, 4.0 hours, +$49.99.

 

TENNESSEE

You may also be interested in our online, on-demand training for Tennessee self-defense law.

Can’t attend a live seminar? You can STILL BUY the seminar slides in either printed or Kindle format: Law of Self Defense Seminar: Tennessee (Presented August 16, 2015) PRINTED or or KINDLE.

 

Nashville, TN, Sunday, February 20, 2016, 9:00AM to 3:00P
Nashville Armory 300 x 87

This class will cover KENTUCKY and TENNESSEE self-defense law.

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Early registration before January 20 is only $109.99/person.

Registration January 20 or later is $159.99/person.

Click here to register today. 

TN & KY LAWYERS: CLE credit (4.0 hours general) is also available, +$49.99.

 

Nashville, TN, Sunday, August 20, 2016, 9:00AM to 3:00P
Nashville Armory 300 x 87

This class will cover KENTUCKY and TENNESSEE self-defense law.

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Early registration before July 20 is only $109.99/person.

Registration July 20 or later is $159.99/person.

Click here to register today. 

TN & KY LAWYERS: CLE credit (4.0 hours general) is also available, +$49.99.

 

TEXAS

Can’t attend a live seminar? You can STILL BUY the seminar slides in either printed or Kindle format: Law of Self Defense Seminar: Texas: Slides: PRINTED or KINDLE.

You may also be interested in our online, on-demand training for TX self-defense law.

Attendees of live classes and online training receive FREE access to the full-length versions of every self-defense relevant statute, jury instruction, and and court case covered in this class can be obtained here: Texas Self-Defense Law Compilation (also available for purchase for $4.99 here).

 

Bass Pro Shop, Dallas, TX, August 22 OR 23, 2015, 10:00AM to 3:00PM

BassProShop logo 200 x 135We have TWO Dallas dates in the same weekend.

Saturday, August 22: Bass Pro Shop–Grapevine TX

Sunday, August 23: Bass Pro Shop–Garland TX

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Early registration before July 23 is only $99/person.

Regular registration July 23 or later is $149/person.

LAWYERS: CLE credit (4.0 hours general) is also available. +$49.99

 

VIRGINIA

Can’t attend a live seminar? You can STILL BUY the seminar slides in either printed or Kindle format: Law of Self Defense Seminar: Virginia: Slides: PRINTED or KINDLE.

No live Law of Self Defense Seminars currently scheduled for Virginia.

Click here to order the most recent seminar presentation slides covering Virginia.

Click here for information on how to HOST a Law of Self Defense Seminar.


 

WASHINGTON

Attendees of live classes and online training will receive FREE access to the full-length versions of every self-defense relevant statute, jury instruction, in the Washington Self-Defense Law Compilation

Portland, OR, Saturday, November 14, 2015, 10:00AM to 3:30PM

This class will cover BOTH Oregon AND Washington law.

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Early registration before September 3 is only $109/person.

Regular registration September 3 or later is $149/person.

Click here to register today. 

LAWYERS: CLE credit (4.0 hours general) is also available. +$49.99

 

Seattle, WA, Sunday, November 15, 2015, 10:00AM to 3:30PM

This class will cover BOTH Washington AND Oregon law.

Click here for detailed description.

PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Early registration before September 4 is only $109/person.

Regular registration September 4 or later is $149/person.

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LAWYERS: CLE credit (4.0 hours general) is also available. +$49.99

 

Kila MT, Saturday, March 16, 2016, 9:00AM to 4:00PM

This seminar will cover the self-defense statutes, jury instructions, and case law of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

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PRE-REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT ARE REQUIRED. ONLY 25 SEATS!

Early registration before February 19 is only $119.99/person.

Regular registration after February 19 or later is $169.99/person.

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LAWYERS: CLE credit (4.0 hours general) is also available for ID, MT, OR and WA lawyers. +$49.99

 


Reviews of LOSD Books, Online Training & Live Classes:

“Not only a good idea, an EXCELLENT idea.” Taking Andrew Branca’s Law of Self Defense Class would be not only a good idea, but an EXCELLENT idea. I’ve known him for many years. He’s one of my graduates, and more to the point, he’s an attorney who focuses on this kind of issue with a passion. I thought his reportage from the courtroom in the Zimmerman case (check www.legalinsurrection.com during the period of the trial) was the gold standard. By all means, take his course. I also recommend his new book, available through www.lawofselfdefense.com.”

–Massad Ayoob, Massad Ayoob Group

“If you carry a gun for your personal security you need to read this book.” It has been my experience that most citizen shooters–and some cops, for that matter-really do not understand the proper application of deadly force and what to expect. Recently, I finished reading a book recommended by an FBI Agent friend of mine as being straightforward, useful, and not overly complex. The Law of Self Defense: An Indispensable Guide to the Armed Citizen by Andrew Branca is likely the best book I have ever read on the subject. No, it won’t make you a legal scholar, but you will have a much better understanding of the legalities of using any level of force. Branca, an attorney, covers legal subjects such as innocence, imminence, proportionality, avoidance, defense of others, defense of property, and crafting a legal strategy, but in my opinion his best chapter is the one on reasonableness. I thought I had a good handle on what many refer to as the “reasonableness doctrine,” but after reading this book, I now realize my viewpoint was a bit simplistic. If you carry a gun for your personal security, whether as a sworn officer or armed citizen, you need to read this book. Think that just because you are in uniform your agency will back your actions? You might want to think again.

–Dave Spaulding, Handgun Combatives

“An Excellent Investment” I found the book [The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition] very useful and informative, but I found the class to be even more so. Partially because of the very specific, knowledgeable discussion of the law in my area, and also because of seeing the impact the presentation was having on the other students. There were moments during the presentation when you could feel the air getting sucked out of the room as Andrew laid out some unpleasant truths about interaction with the legal system. This was obviously new information to many in the room and the looks on their faces told the story of preconceived notions being blown to kingdom come.

–Tim (@TCinVA), Gun Nuts Media

  • “The knowledge gained at the Law of Self Defense Seminar is as important at the ammunition in your weapon.” –Paul L., Odenton MD
  • “As a retired law enforcement officer, a life-long firearms trainer, and a practicing attorney, Andrew’s lecture in Odenton, Maryland on June 28, 2015 was both timely and well-presented. Discussions with other attendees after class told me that all were deeply impressed.” — Alan Booth, Attorney, Odenton, MD
  • “Everyone that includes a firearm in their personal protection plan, inside the home or out, MUST attend this seminar. It is your due diligence as a responsible armed citizen; with or without a CCW permit. This is THE legal background you need to give your lawyer the tools to keep you free after you live thru the encounter. — Chuck, Frederick MD
  • The class was great, probably the most concise but thorough course I’ve attended on the topic (I’m a MAG [Massad Ayoob Group] 40 graduate by the way). It was definitely worth every penny and an afternoon of my weekend – and that is even after reading the book. — Reed Martz, Attorney, Memphis, TN
  • “I always advocate more information/education for anyone planning on conceal carrying.Andrew’s class would fill that legal niche well and was very informative; having gone to both Massad Ayoob’s MAG20C and this, I can safely say at this point that although each class can have materials that may overlap, these classes, while being able to stand on it’s own, would be complementary with each other. A big thanks to Andrew for coming to Chicago, and another big thanks to Lawson Handgun Institute for hosting this!” — Chad N., Chicago, IL
  • I was able to attend the LOSD class and it was simply outstanding. Anyone that has a concealed carry license should make every effort to attend this class and study the material in Andrew’s book. Andrew really took the time to research and present an Illinois specific class to emphasize what you really need to know about Self-Defense law in Illinois. Andrew also presented the material in a thoughtful, well organized manner, and used examples and concepts that everyone could understand; making the complex legalese of the 720 ILCS 5/7-1 and Illinois case law comprehensible. Very pleased with the class and highly recommend it. The Lawson Handgun Institute also was a wonderful host” — Oliver C., Chicago, IL
  • “The class  was extremely valuable to us. Everyone who carries a gun should be in this class, it can save you a lot of problems later. ” — Bill L., Chillicothe, OH
  • “The Law of Self Defense Seminar was best the CLE credits I’ve ever taken!” Attorney Karen Haines, Raleigh NC
  • “Participated in Law of Self Defense Seminar today. It was amazing. Highly recommended for ANYONE with a CCW.” –Jacob Sylvia, MA.
  • “Had 5 friends at Raleigh seminar, all VERY happy with investment. Best CLE I’ve ever taken.” Attorney George P.
  • “The ‘Law of Self Defense’ is a MUST read. Not just read, but study it, and then study it again. Then buy it for your loved ones.” Liam L.
  • “What a wealth of info in The Law of Self Defense! Suspect it will take me a couple of reads through to comprehend all the info.” –Doc S.
  • “The class  was very informative and worthwhile! A big THANKS to Andrew Branca, and also to Lawson Handgun Institute for hosting the event.” — DjachDjach, Chicago, IL
  • “Great class today! You hit on some really key points that are important and noteworthy.” — Mark J., Epping, NH (Sig Sauer Academy)
  • “I thought the class was excellent!” — Patrick W., Epping, NH (Sig Sauer Academy)
  • “Excellent class last Sunday. Your knowledge is absolutely invaluable. My wife and I were very impressed. ” — David V., Epping, NH (Sig Sauer Academy)
  • “Hey Andrew, great class today…thank you. I am buying a second copy of your book for my (future) son-in-law.” — Warren P., Epping, NH (Sig Sauer Academy)
  • “Andrew, please let me take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude for the EXCELLENT Law of Self Defense Class in West Columbia, South Carolina today. Your presentation was presented in a manner easily understood by all. Factual. Interesting and thought provoking. I highly recommend your book “The Law of Self Defense” to Concealed Carry Instructors and law abiding citizens of every walk of life. THANKS AGAIN.” — Jim Jones, Self-Defense CWP, Columbia, SC
  • “The class was great and I am spreading the word. We will try again later to put another on soon.”  –Stuart Amos, Semper Primus Firearms Training, Columbia, SC
  • “Once again let me thank you for a class that greatly exceeded my high expectations!” — Dr. Patrick Nolan, PhD, University of South Carolina
  • “Great class. I found that some who believe they understand, don’t.” — Mark Watterson, Culpeper, VA
  • “Thanks for the class. It was very informative, glad I was able to attend.” — Jessica Peterson, Culpeper, VA
  • “The LOSD class in Culpeper Virginia was a fantastic presentation of necessary material.” — TC, Culpeper, VA
  • “I enjoyed your LOSD class yesterday, and learned a lot. Thanks very much!” — Michael T., Culpeper, VA
  • “Really enjoyed the LOSD class today.  So much to think about!” — Stew Stephenson, Culpeper, VA
  • “Just want to thank you for the informative LOSD class yesterday. It was enjoyable and a lot of valuable info.” — Paul Blackburn, Culpeper, VA
  • “Excellent class in Culpeper today. The LOSD class is a must if you carry for self defense!” — David T., Culpeper, VA
  • “Outstanding class – excellent education on a serious subject.  Would appreciate a copy of the slides when you have a chance.  That was indeed a fire hose.” — Tom Henderson [Note: Slides are always available to attendees upon request.]
  • “Great class with @LawSelfDefense in VA today. Great content and well-presented. Recommended highly!” — Charles Wain, Culpeper, VA
  • “Great class, well worth the 4 hour drive to Atlanta.” — Sam Shallenberger, Nashville, TN
  • “Andrew, I thoroughly enjoyed your class and I am looking forward to reading your book.” — Avery B., Columbia, SC
  • “We just finished two Law of Self Defense classes that we hosted at our classroom. The classes took you through all the LEGAL issues from before the self defense shooting to all the way through the aftermath. If you missed these classes and are interested in all the legal issues revolving around a self defense shooting, you missed a great opportunity. We are already working on hosting this class for next fall.” — Barry & Sandy O’Neal, Northwest Florida Firearms Training, Pensacola, FL
  • “Great LOSD class today at Mad Duck Training, had a lot of great feedback on the class, hope we can bring LOSD back again” — John Farquhar, Mad Duck Training, West Elkton, OH
  • “Andrew, thank you for a fantastic class that was focused not only on Law of Self Defense, but one that included state-specific information that is not easily found without access to a law library. I have already received a number of reviews from attendees and each have been positive and thoughtful. Please continue the valuable work you do and thank you for sharing it with us!” — Chris Bunner, GunEnvy/Charlie-Bravo-Six Training, Columbus, OH
  • “Andrew, after the Law of Self Defense class, my wife and I had a lot to talk about. We appreciated how you are able to take complex legal concepts and make them simple enough for a regular person to understand. As a police officer, I am very aware how quickly the wrong force decision can place everything you hold dear in jeopardy, I learned so much. My wife knew the complexities of being a CCW permit holder, but your class gave her a deeper understanding of knowing what to do before, during and after a force encounter. Thank you for helping us understand the complex laws more easily.” — Glen Evans, WarriorMen
  • “I was sufficiently impressed with the LOSD class, I emailed our NRA director of state & local relations (basically, the chief state lobbyist) and recommended your class as potentially useful background info for his lobbyists who are out in the statehouses and frequently deal with legislation that affects LOSD. I told him it might be worth setting up a class here at NRA. — Matthew B., National Rifle Association, Fairfax, VA
  • “We really enjoyed the LOSD class and it gave us a lot to think about.” — Linda T., West Elkton, OH
  • “Excellent Course ! — Joe G., West Elkton, OH
  • “Great class! Thanks to John for hosting and to Andrew for some great information! The time raced by! Andrew provided information found nowhere else.” — Tad S., West Elkton, OH
  • “Great class. We got a lot out of it. Looking forward to reading the book.” — William M., West Elkton, OH
  • “Excellent class!!” — Joe G., West Elkton, OH
  • “Everyone I spoke to afterwards said the LOSD class was eye opening. Someone even suggested that your book be ‘Required Reading’ if applying for concealed carry, and I agree. I suggest to everyone I know who owns a gun that they read your book.” — Scott K., Fairfax, VA
  • “Your LOSD class was very informative.” — David C., Fairfax, VA
  • “The event was educational thank you for putting these on. The LOSD c provides some of the most important information out there for gun owners.” — Peter B., Columbus, OH
  • “Great information and we really enjoyed the class. Thank you for putting this information together in an easy to follow format! Will certainly suggest your book to attendees in our CCW classes.” — Becky F., Fairfax, VA

LOSD Online Training/Live Classes: Sample Syllabus

For more concrete details on the content of a Law of Self Defense Class, and what to expect in terms of content, check out our syllabus here: Andrew is in his third decade of practicing law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is a nationally recognized expert on the law of self-defense, and 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 began his competitive shooting activities as a youth, and today is a life member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and a Master class competitor in multiple divisions in the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA). Andrew has for many years been an NRA-certified firearms instructor in pistol, rifle, and personal protection, and is currently a guest instructor at the Sig Sauer Academy on the law of self-defense. He holds or has held concealed carry permits in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, Pennsylvania, Florida, Utah, and other states.

Want More Information on Class Scheduling/Registration?

Classes are being put together now – dates and times will be announced as they are solidified. If you would like more information on attending or hosting a class just fill out the easy form below:

I sincerely hope to meet you in person very soon… Best regards, –Andrew, @LawSelfDefense