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Criminal Law Taught As in Law School .... but Without the Modern Law School Cost, Political Correctness, Critical Race Theory or "Diversity, Inclusion & Equity" Cultism!

Law of Self Defense: Criminal Law Course 2022


Join Attorney Andrew Branca as he teaches Criminal Law the way it was taught

when he was in law school!

14 Modules (+ Final Exam)

Taught Live Each Wednesday

September 7 - November 16

@ 3 PM Mountain time

FINAL EXAM-BASED CERTIFICATION!


Can't attend a particular live module due to a schedule conflict? No worries!
Every registrant will have access to a recording of each module to watch
at any time during the course!
Register For Criminal Law NOW, and SAVE!
Criminal Law Course
BASIC REGISTRATION

A GREAT Deal!

  • Registration for Attorney Andrew Branca's Criminal Law Course taught Fall 2022
Normally $2,000
FIRST 20 STUDENTS: Only $999
Save Over $1,000!
After that, early register by July 1: Only $1,499! (Save $500!)
FULL Law Courses Bundle
BUNDLE REGISTRATION

A HUGE Discount on all of Attorney Branca's law courses!  Registration is for 4 law courses, including this one, taught by Attorney Branca:

(click on the course name to learn more about each class!)

Normally $8,000
Bundle Only $2,499
Save Over $5,500!
After that, early register by July 1: Only $1,499! (Save $500!)

What’s In Store For You At
Andrew's Criminal Law Course?

The mission of the Law of Self Defense: Criminal Law Course is to provide a thorough understanding of criminal law as it was taught when Andrew attended law school, but at a fraction of the time and cost of what law school costs today, and without the political correctness, critical race theory, or “diversity, inclusion, and equity” cultism that has so thoroughly infected modern law schools.  We just do law, as traditionally taught, period.

This Criminal Law Course is taught personally by Attorney Andrew Branca, streamed directly to your computer, tablet, or smartphone, with each course module provided live each Wednesday at 3 PM Mountain time (and a recording of each module made available for those with scheduling conflicts).

Whether you're just fascinated by criminal law and want a deeper understanding, or want to dip your toe into the world of legal education before committing yourself to 3 years of law school and perhaps hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loans, this class will give you a thorough legal understanding of Criminal Law as it is taught in 1L (first-year) law school.

Important: The Law of Self Defense: Criminal Law Course is not accredited by any academic organization, but does provide for a final exam-based certification issued by LOSD LLC.

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LOSD Criminal Course: Overview

Module 1: Criminal Justice: Parts of the Machine
Module 2: Justification for Criminal Punishment
Module 3 & 4: Elements of Criminal Conduct: Part 1
Module 5: Homicide
Module 6 & 7: Other Crimes Against Persons
Module 8: Property Crimes

Module 9: Causation
Module 10: Attempt
Module 11: Accomplice Liability
Module 12: Conspiracy
Module 13: Exculpation: Justification
Module 14: Exculpation: Excuse
Module 15: Final Exam

Module 1:
Criminal Justice: Parts of the Machine

In the first week's class we will explain the basics of the criminal law system, including its structure, process and procedures.

Here you take your first giants leaps into understanding the inner workings of the legal system on a criminal level.

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Module 2:
Justification for Criminal Punishment

In this learning block we’ll discuss the various reasons we have chosen, as a society, to punish criminal behavior.  Those reasons include reformation, restraint, retribution and deterrence.


Modules 3 & 4:
Elements of Criminal Conduct

In this learning block we’ll introduce you to the legal principles of criminal conduct.  Here you'll learn about many of those strange terms that are not part of normal speech but are so important to a criminal case, including: Actus Reus, Mens Rea (both general and specific), Omissions, Strict Liability, Mistake of Law, and Mistake of Fact.


Module 5:
Homicide

This is where we discuss the most violent of potential crimes, homicide.  You'll learn how premeditation, deliberation, provocation, and involuntary recklessness impacts a defendant's severity of charge and a prosecution's burden of proof.


 Module 6 & 7:
Other Crimes Against Persons

Here we will discuss other crimes committed other than Homicide against another individual, such as Assault / Aggravated Assault, Battery / Aggravated Battery, Robbery, Rape, Kidnapping, Unlawful Citizen's Arrest, and Extortion / Blackmail.


Module 8:
Property Crimes

Here we will discuss property crimes including theft/larceny, burglary, fraud, embezzlement and possession crimes


Module 9:
Causation

Here we discuss how we determine whether one's action or conduct, whether or not intentional, has legally caused another a crime, especially in the context of reasonable foreseeability.


Module 10:
Attempt

Here we discuss crimes that are planned or attempted but not fully completed.  How do we properly prove, prosecute, and punish these so-called "inchoate" offenses?  We'll discuss how and why such conduct is illegal, as well as mitigating factors such as solicitation and impossibility.


Module 11:
Accomplice Liability

Accomplices may help in the criminal act or evasion after the fact by the criminal after the act, particularly in the context of the Principal's Act (Mens Rea), the results & circumstances of the act (Mens Rea), Actus Reus again, and the liabilities of the various parties.


Module 12:
Conspiracy

Conspirators are all culpable on various levels for a crime.  Here we explore the Actus Resu, Mens Rea, and liability of actors in the conspiracy as well as what happens if a conspirator withdraws.  We'll end with the various punishments resulting from conspiracy.


Module 13 & 14:
Exculpation: Justification & Excuse

Sometimes an otherwise criminal act may be legally justified or excused.  In this module, we'll discuss various justifications including self-defense, defense of others, defense of property, and the necessity defense.  We'll also discuss when we have chosen to excuse a defendant from culpability for the crime, even absent real justification, including duress, coercion, intoxication, and insanity.


Module 15:
Final Exam

We'll finish off the class with an exam that will take approximately one hour to complete and can be done at any time during the final week.  Once passed you will receive a certificate of completion for the course!


Criminal Law Course
BASIC REGISTRATION

A GREAT Deal!

  • Registration for Attorney Andrew Branca's Criminal Law Course taught Fall 2022
Normally $2,000
FIRST 20 STUDENTS: Only $999
Save Over $1,000!
After that, early register by July 1: Only $1,499! (Save $500!)
FULL Law Courses Bundle
BUNDLE REGISTRATION

A HUGE Discount on all of Attorney Branca's law courses!  Registration is for 4 law courses, including this one, taught by Attorney Branca:

(click on the course name to learn more about each class!)

Normally $8,000
Bundle Only $2,499
Save Over $5,500!
After that, early register by July 1: Only $1,499! (Save $500!)

Law of Self Defense Criminal Course FAQ's...

Is this the same as a Criminal Course taught in Law School?

This Criminal Law Course will be taught in the same manner as experienced by Attorney Andrew Branca when he took the subject in his first year of law school, but with an extra emphasis on use-of-force law. Like that course, this one requires a final exam be passed for successful completion (certification). This course is not accredited by any academic organization.

When is the Course?

Login starts for each Wednesday module at 2:45 PM, and the module formally begins at 3:00 PM. The course wraps up no later than 5:00 PM. A recording of each module will be made available for any student who cannot attend the live module.

Where will the course take place?

Each class will be hosted live online and streamed to the comfort of your own computer, tablet, or smart phone using our webinar platform! We will provide access to the webinar platform well ahead of the course. The webinar platform is highly effective across devices and very easy to install. It takes almost no time or real technical know-how. Regardless, if you struggle we will be right here to help you get set up.

Can anyone attend this course?

This is an open-registration course, LIMITED TO THE FIRST 40 STUDENTS TO ENROLL. You do not need to have any prior formal education in the law to take this course.

Can I Bring My Spouse Or A Guest?

It is expected that every person accessing course content will be a registered student.

What if I Cannot Attend a Particular LIVE Module?

If you cannot attend one or more live modules we will provide you with access to a recording of each module during the course.

What is the refund policy for this class?

Because of the limited seats for this Criminal Law Course, we offer a limited 50% refund if a student withdraws at least one week prior to the start of the course.

Criminal Law Course
BASIC REGISTRATION

A GREAT Deal!

  • Registration for Attorney Andrew Branca's Criminal Law Course taught Fall 2022
Normally $2,000
FIRST 20 STUDENTS: Only $999
Save Over $1,000!
After that, early register by July 1: Only $1,499! (Save $500!)
FULL Law Courses Bundle
BUNDLE REGISTRATION

A HUGE Discount on all of Attorney Branca's law courses!  Registration is for 4 law courses, including this one, taught by Attorney Branca:

(click on the course name to learn more about each class!)

Normally $8,000
Bundle Only $2,499
Save Over $5,500!
After that, early register by July 1: Only $1,499! (Save $500!)

Meet the Attorney

Attorney Andrew F. Branca, Esq. is in his fourth decade of practicing law, specializing in self-defense law of the United States, where he is an internationally recognized expert. Through his legal practice, Law of Self Defense LLC, Andrew helps law-abiding armed citizens make better informed, more confident, more decisive decisions in defense of themselves, their families, and their property.
Andrew is an occasional Guest Instructor and subject matter expert (SME) on self-defense law at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy at Quantico and the Sig Sauer Academy, has been the legal expert co-host on the Outdoor Channel’s enormously popular TV show The Best Defense.
Andrew also teaches other lawyers how to argue self-defense cases as a certified instructor with the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) system in the majority of states around the country.
In addition to his legal work, Andrew is also an NRA Life Member and Certified Instructor, an IDPA Charter/Life member (IDPA #13), and a Master-class competitor in multiple IDPA divisions.
"You carry a gun so you're hard to kill. Know the law so you're hard to convict."
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