• The Law of Self Defense, 3rd Edition provides an in-depth and informative understanding of the five fundamental principles of self defense: Reasonableness, Innocence, Imminence, Avoidance, and Proportionality, as well as many non-core but important facets of self defense law, such as defense of others, defense of property, and imperfect self defense.In addition, the book provides a deep insight into how the judicial system really works, the motivations that drive prosecutions of self defense cases against otherwise law-abiding people, and presents legally-sound self defense strategies to help you both stay alive and not be perceived as easy prey by an overly aggressive or politically-motivated prosecutor.That's a lot of value for the price of a box of ammo--and let's face it, it's not all that easy these days to even find a box of ammo! Get yourself some "legal body armor" today, with The Law of Self Defense, 3rd Edition.(If you already own The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition and want to know how the two books differ, click here.)Order it now![Product: 21597]
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    Bulk order of 30 copies - an order of 1 box is 30 books.Click here for autographed copies (+$1/book to cover additional shipping cost).The Law of Self Defense provides an in-depth and informative understanding of the five fundamental principles of self defense: Reasonableness, Innocence, Imminence, Avoidance, and Proportionality, as well as many non-core but important facets of self defense law, such as defense of others, defense of property, and imperfect self defense.
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    Bulk order of 10 copies - an order of 1 box is 10 books. Click here for autographed copies (+$1/book to cover additional shipping cost).The Law of Self Defense provides an in-depth and informative understanding of the five fundamental principles of self defense: Reasonableness, Innocence, Imminence, Avoidance, and Proportionality, as well as many non-core but important facets of self defense law, such as defense of others, defense of property, and imperfect self defense.
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    Bulk order of 20 copies - an order of 1 box is 20 books.  Total price is $399.99, which includes UPS Ground shipping (or equivalent). This saves 35% from the non-discounted cost for the book.  Allow a week for shipping.Click here for autographed copies (+$1/book to cover additional shipping cost).The Law of Self Defense provides an in-depth and informative understanding of the five fundamental principles of self defense: Reasonableness, Innocence, Imminence, Avoidance, and Proportionality, as well as many non-core but important facets of self defense law, such as defense of others, defense of property, and imperfect self defense.
  • Law of Self Defense LEVEL 1 Core Class: DVDDisc/Track (Total time: 7:30:08 hrs/min/sec)Disc 1: Track 1-9 (1:36:00)Disc 2: Track 10-18 (2:09:28)Disc 3: Track 19-26 (2:02:00)Disc 4: Track 27-33 (1:42:40)See below for individual track titles and durations.Click here to purchase state-specific supplement DVDs.IMPORTANT:  By purchasing this item you are acknowledging that you are acquiring ONLY an individual, personal, non-commercial license for use of this product.  No portion of this product may be used in any group setting, whether for compensation or otherwise, nor may it be used for any commercial purposes whatever.  You also acknowledge that these products are intended for general informational purposes only, and do not constitute legal advice.  If you are in need of legal advice you must consult with competent legal counsel licensed in the relevant jurisdiction.
  • These are the state-specific DVD supplements that are intended to accompany the Law of Self Defense LEVEL 1 Core Class(State-specific DVDs are available ONLY to verified students of a LEVEL 1 CORE Class (live/online/DVD), as well as those who have purchased and read any edition of "The Law of Self Defense" book.  See below for details.)These DVDs illustrate the legal principles discussed in the LEVEL 1 Core Class DVD using the respective state's statutes, court decisions, and jury instructions.Each state-specific DVD is approximately two hours in duration.Each of the states listed below is available for immediate purchase and delivery:AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WYAdditional states added weekly.If your state of interest is not listed above CLICK HERE TO EMAIL US YOUR STATE OF INTEREST and we will prioritize DVDs for the states of greatest interest and notify you when your state is ready.Click here to purchase the LEVEL 1 CORE class DVD set.IMPORTANT:  By purchasing this item you are acknowledging that you are acquiring ONLY an individual, personal, non-commercial license for use of this product.  No portion of this product may be used in any group setting, whether for compensation or otherwise, nor may it be used for any commercial purposes whatever.  You also acknowledge that these products are intended for general informational purposes only, and do not constitute legal advice.  If you are in need of legal advice you must consult with competent legal counsel licensed in the relevant jurisdiction.
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    This DVD provides about an hour's worth of insights into facets of self-defense law virtually never covered in a typical CCW or self-defense class.As always, Attorney Andrew Branca translates the legalese concepts into plain and actionable English. Top 10 Things You Probably Don’t Know about Self-Defense LawSections (Duration)

    Introduction (05:36)

    #1. Risks of Death and Imprisonment Are Unavoidable (03:55)

    #2. Many Sources of Legal Information are Bad Sources (07:54)

    #3. Plain English Reading of Statutes Can Be Dangerous (04:47)

    #4. Discretion, Not Law, Decides Many Cases (07:48)

    #5. Self-Defense Requires You to “Admit to the Crime” (01:44)

    #6. Prosecutors’ Drive to Win Is Our Opportunity (03:20)

    #7. There is No Absolute Truth in a Self-Defense Case (02:41)

    #8. Conviction or Acquittal Relies on Story-telling (5:45)

    #9. Good News, You Don’t Have to Prove Self-Defense (07:15)

    #10. “Oops” Can Destroy Your Self-Defense Claim (03:18)

    Next Steps (14:15)

    Total duration:  (1:08:18)Note: The content of this DVD is derived from our LEVEL 1 Class, so if you have taken that class you have already seen this material and in greater detail.IMPORTANT:  By purchasing this item you are acknowledging that you are acquiring ONLY an individual, personal, non-commercial license for use of this product.  No portion of this product may be used in any group setting, whether for compensation or otherwise, nor may it be used for any commercial purposes whatever.  You also acknowledge that these products are intended for general informational purposes only, and do not constitute legal advice.  If you are in need of legal advice you must consult with competent legal counsel licensed in the relevant jurisdiction.[Product: 32421]
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    State-specific self-defense law compilations.  These are PDF documents that list every statute, court decision, and jury instruction referenced in the relevant live or online "Law of Self Defense Class" for that state.  Each listed statute, court decision, and jury instruction is hyperlinked to their full-length versions at the Law of Self Defense web site.NOTE: These PDF files are instantly downloadable, and contain no DRM restrictions. Nevertheless, these are copyrighted work product of Law of Self Defense, and we ask that you do not distribute the PDF to others.  Should you know others who would be interested in owning their own copy, please direct them here: LAW COMPILATIONS
  • The Law of Self Defense, 3rd Edition provides an in-depth and informative understanding of the five fundamental principles of self defense: Reasonableness, Innocence, Imminence, Avoidance, and Proportionality, as well as many non-core but important facets of self defense law, such as defense of others, defense of property, and imperfect self defense.In addition, the book provides a deep insight into how the judicial system really works, the motivations that drive prosecutions of self defense cases against otherwise law-abiding people, and presents legally-sound self defense strategies to help you both stay alive and not be perceived as easy prey by an overly aggressive or politically-motivated prosecutor.That's a lot of value for the price of a box of ammo--and let's face it, it's not all that easy these days to even find a box of ammo! Get yourself some "legal body armor" today, with The Law of Self Defense, 3rd Edition.(If you already own The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition and want to know how the two books differ, click here.)Order it now![Product: 32652]
  • Here is where you register for the LEVEL 1 Core Class DVD Final Exam.Once we have received your registration you will be emailed the directions to access the online exam.The exam is open-book, and without time limit.In order to be sent your certification you must score 80% or better.Re-tests are permitted, but require an independent registration.If you pass the exam the certification will be sent to you at no additional cost.NOTE: All LOSD Final Exams are the propriety work product of Law of Self Defense and may not be copied or reproduced by any means.
  • Here is where you register for the LEVEL 1 State-supplement DVD Final Exam.Once we have received your registration you will be emailed the directions to access the online exam, for whichever state you specified.Each state final exam is specific to the laws of that particular state.The exam is open-book, and without time limit.In order to be sent your certification you must score 80% or better.Re-tests are permitted, but require an independent registration.If you pass the exam the certification will be sent to you at no additional cost.NOTE: All LOSD Final Exams are the propriety work product of Law of Self Defense and may not be copied or reproduced by any means.
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    Law of Self Defense makes available for purchase printed-and-bound copies of its presentation slide decks from our state-specific Law of Self Defense LEVEL 1 Classes. (Note: If register for an upcoming Law of Self Defense LEVEL 1 Class you will be given the option to pre-purchase the slide deck for that class. Check the registration page for that state-specific class for more information.) (Click here to purchase presented presentation slides from our LEVEL 2 Classes.)Presentation slides in paper format have the advantage that they are useful for note taking and annotation, which can be important in your ability to prove you possessed certain knowledge at the time you acted in self-defense.Law of Self Defense LEVEL 1 Class printed-and-bound presentation slides are printed six-slides-to-a-page, double-sided, and contain all of the several hundred slides presented in the corresponding class. Note that the slides are updated effective the date of the most recent class in that jurisdiction.You may also wish to consider purchasing the accompanying state-specific Self-Defense Law Compilation for your state of interest. These Law Compilations list every statute, jury instruction, and court decision referenced in the corresponding live class (and many more not mentioned in the report), each of which is hyperlinked back to its full-text form at the Law of Self Defense web site. So if you see a self-defense court case (for example) in the printed presentation slides and want to "read the whole thing"? Just find the case in the provided Law Compilation, click on it, and it takes you right there.
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    LEVEL 1 Core Class LIVE ONLINE on March 3, 2017.
  • The Law of Self Defense Instructor Program consists of a total of 13 modules. Students can enroll for a flat fee and receive access to all 13 modules at once, or they may enroll in our pay-as-you-go option and purchase access to each module at their convenience.  The following describes the pay-as-you-go option.Access to Module #1:  Legal & Philosophical Theories of Self-Defense Law is provided upon initial enrollment in the pay-as-you-go option. The remaining modules are each purchased separately. Modules 2 through 10 can be viewed and/or selected for purchase using the pull-down list below. An additional 3 modules are currently in production: "Defense of Property," "Interacting with the Police," and "Self-defense Law 'Myth-Busters'", and will available for order upon their completion.  All modules are priced at $50 each.Each modules consists of an online, on-demand video lecture (typically 45-60 minutes, sometimes shorter, sometimes longer), PDF copies of the lecture slides (in both one-slide-per-page and six-slide-per-page formats), and additional materials as appropriate.  Both the lectures and all other provided materials are provided exclusively for the student's personal use, and may not be reproduced or shared with others.  Video lectures can be accessed as often as desired for 60 days following purchase.  PDF documents may be kept by the student indefinitely.Students are permitted to print out a single copy of provided PDF files for their personal use, and we suggest these be printed and placed in a binder to serve as the student's LOSD Instructor Program textbook.NOTE: The Law of Self Defense Instructor Program modules listed below are available exclusively to students already enrolled in the program using our pay-as-you-go option.If you have not already enrolled in the LOSD Instructor Program, you can do so now by clicking here.  There  you may select either the flat-fee or the pay-as-you-go option.Do not order any of the modules below if you have not already enrolled in the program itself. Module orders placed by persons not enrolled in the program will be refunded less a 50% service fee.Click here for more information on the Law of Self Defense Instructor Program.
  • On April 30, 2016 I gave a Law of Self Defense presentation at the USCCA Expo 2016 in Atlanta, GA. A number of people have asked me for a copy of those presentation slides, and so I've made them available for order here.The presentation addressed the apparent paradox that while self-defense law is actually relatively simple, at the same time not easy.Simple, because there are only five elements to any self-defense claim: innocence, imminence, proportionality, avoidance and reasonableness.Not easy, because the hidden traps that can emerge from the interplay of these five elements, if not avoided, can result in spending the rest of your life in jail. And the only way to confidently avoid these traps is to understand self-defense law at a sufficiently high level that the traps that once were hidden or hard to see are now obvious to you.Learning self-defense law at a sufficiently high level is within the capabilities of just about anybody, but it does take some disciplined effort and resources.Through the course of the presentation we discuss the five elements of the law of self-defense, we cover some of the nuts-and-bolts of the criminal justice process, and then proceed to step through various scenarios to illustrate how easily a merely superficial understanding of self-defense law can result in the complete loss of self-defense.Subjects discussed include: self-defense as a legal defense, the trial process, the elements of the criminal charge of murder, self-defense as a "confession", how avoidance remains a relevant element even in Stand-Your-Ground states, regaining your innocence, distinguishing between an aggressor and a provoker, how to pick a qualified attorney, and more.The presentation was 45 minutes long, and the slide deck consists of 62 slides. The document you can order here are those slides, printed 6-to-a-page in black-and-white, and stapled.  This was not a full-day LOSD Seminar! Shipping is included in the price.
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    If you are looking for LEVEL 1 state-specific DVD for any of the states listed below, those states are immediately available and should be ordered HERE.States immediately available:

    CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, KY, LA, MA, MI, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI

    If your state of interest is NOT in the above list, you can pre-order it using this form.These are the state-specific DVD supplements that are intended to accompany the Law of Self Defense LEVEL 1 Core Class. (State-specific DVDs are available ONLY to verified students of a LEVEL 1 CORE Class (live/online/DVD), as well as those who have purchased and read any edition of "The Law of Self Defense" book.  See below for details.)These DVDs illustrate the legal principles discussed in the LEVEL 1 Core Class DVD using the respective state's statutes, court decisions, and jury instructions.Each state-specific DVD is approximately 1.5 to 2.0 hours in duration, usually on one DVD.All state-specific DVDs share a similar 12-track structure, although naturally the length of each track varies from state-to-state, each between roughly 5 to 15 minutes in length.Track/Title1. Introduction 2. Laws & Legal Principles 3. Innocence 4. Imminence 5. Proportionality 6. Avoidance 7. Reasonableness 8. Defense of Others 9. Defense of Property 10. Self-defense Immunity 11. Consciousness of Guilty 12. Final Exam & Next Steps
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    Class only, no materials. (NOTE: Price increases to $199.99 on Jan. 17!)