Student Feedback to LOSD LEVEL 2 Class: Louisiana

This past weekend we held a Law of Self Defense LEVEL 2: Louisiana classes in New Orleans, LA.  These were graciously hosted by NOLATAC Training & Consulting.

We’ve now gathered our feedback from students, and as has become our practice are sharing it here. (As always, we respect all requests for anonymity from our students.)

Specific case studies that spoke to concept driven elements of the law in LA as a compliment to the Level 1 course. The Level 2 class takes a deep dive into specific cases in the focus state, often about local cases familiar to the attendees, that provide real incidents to the topics and concepts discussed in Level 1. Level 2 allows participants to “pick apart” these cases with the benefits of actual facts to learn how to find the various elements previously discussed instead of using vague hypotheticals. At the same time, I was made aware of several very unique nuances in our law that I was unaware of and are pivotal to sound defensive decision making.
–Brannon L.

Small enough to be given individual attention and Andrew didn’t talk over our heads. Certainly had his ducks in a row—well organized even when we would interrupt his thought process during a point he was making.. Extremely knowledgeable.
–Ron D.

Andrew was considerate and patient in explaining detail. Andrew’s class is more than worth the investment, and ought to be considered a requirement for anyone who carries a firearm.
–Rolf P.

Very informative and interesting, lots of info. Have taken other legal classes, this one by far was the most informitave, practical, and interesting. The group was kept engaged the whole time.
–Barry H.

Most liked Andrew’s ability to translate legalese into plain English and illustrate examples to apply the principles. I’m a graduate of the Instructor’s Program, and taking the Level 1 and 2 Louisiana seminars were valuable in filling in the gaps and answering some questions I still had concerning my state’s laws and interpretations. Absolutely invaluable.
–Anonymous

Liked the personalized interaction and quick articulation. I had first started getting interested into the legal theory concerning homicide and justifiable homicide while discussing the Zimmerman case and found myself unable to articulate some points or not sure what arguments were valid. I started by studying Branca’s blogging about the case and eventually read Massad Ayoob’s Deadly Force, for a general understanding of self defense legal theory. While the books and blog posts gave me a decent understanding I felt I still lacked an in depth understanding of the structural arguments. Now with this class, I’ve a fair bit of confidence that I can discuss the issue of self defense and be both accurate and precise in my arguments. Or if, heaven forbid, I get involved in a use of force incident, I’ll have acted legally and will be able to support my actions as such.
–Les B.

We expect NOLATAC will be inviting us back in 2018! If you’d like to find a Law of Self Defense Class in your area, simply click here. If you don’t see a class near you, you might consider hosting a class yourself or asking a local gun store or instructor if they’d be interested in hosting a class. Hosts attend free, and typically make several hundred dollars in revenue share. Click here for more information on hosting.

About the Author

Andrew Branca
Andrew F. Branca is a lawyer and the author of the seminal book “The Law of Self Defense, 3rd Edition,” available at the Law of Self Defense website (autographed copies available) and Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle), and many other re-sellers. Andrew is currently in his third decade of practicing law, and is an internationally-recognized expert on the law of self-defense of the United States. Andrew is a Guest Lecturer at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy, a former Guest Instructor at the Sig Sauer Academy, an NRA Life-Benefactor Member, and an NRA Certified Instructor. He also teaches lawyers how to argue self-defense cases as a certified instructor with the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) system in numerous states around the country. Andrew is also a host on the Outdoor Channel’s TV show “The Best Defense” and contributor to the National Review Online. Andrew has been quoted as a SME (subject-matter expert) on use-of-force law by the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, and many other mainstream media, including nationally syndicated broadcast media. Recently, Andrew won the UC Berkeley Law School debate on “Stand-Your-Ground,” and spoke at the NRA Annual Meeting Law Symposium on self-defense law. He is also a founding member of USCCA’s Legal Advisory Board. In addition to being a lawyer, Andrew is also a competitive handgun shooter, an IDPA Charter/Life member (IDPA #13), and a Master-class competitor in multiple IDPA divisions. Andrew just launched the LOSD Instructor Program, designed for gun safety, marksmanship and tactical strategy instructors. Be an elite member of the self defense community, understanding your state's self defense laws to a depth even lawyers rarely achieve. Check it out here.   Andrew also gives live, in-person, ~5 hour-long state-specific Law of Self Defense Seminars all over the country. Click here to find a live seminar covering your state's self-defense laws.   Andrew also produces many 4-5 hour online, on-demand state-specific Law of Self Defense training courses. These online classes are enriched versions of the live, in-person state-specific Law of Self Defense Class Andrew gives all around the country. Click here to find an online course for your state. These online classes are priced at $249/HOUSEHOLD. You can learn more details and view the first section of the training class for free (about 30 minutes worth of self-defense law training) by clicking here.

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