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Law

of Self Defense LEVEL 1 Class: Oklahoma


Tulsa OK: October 7, 2017
CLE Syllabus

The Law of Self-Defense LEVEL 1 Class provides a comprehensive fact- and law-based continuing legal education on
the law of self-defense, presented by a nationally recognized legal expert in the field. The classes are in-person and
conducted by Attorney Andrew Branca. This class specifically covers the self-defense relevant statutes, jury
instructions, and case law of Oklahoma.

The class illustrates how the law of self-defense is applied in real court cases involving real people. In addition, the
class is structured to engage students with scenario-driven applications of the legal principles governing the law of
self-defense. This class is customized to the self-defense law of the state in which it is held, using the statutes, court
decisions, and jury instructions for that jurisdiction. Participants will leave the class armed with the legal knowledge
and analytical tools necessary to apply the law of self-defense in a practical and actionable way to situations that arise
in their clients daily lives. CLE participants receive a certificate of completion and a copy of the presentation slides.

Seminar Leader

Andrew F. Branca is in his third decade of practicing law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (BBO#:
557995). He has written several published books on the law of self-defense, including the currently available The
Law of Self Defense, 3rd Edition, (ISBN: 978-1-943809-14-1). He is an internationally 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 and foreign press. Andrew is
also a frequent speaker at law school gun law symposia, including winning the 2014 UC Berkeley Law School Stand-
Your-Ground Debate, and major industry events, including the NRA 2014 Annual Convention.

Seminar Duration 9:00AM to 4:00PM Total CLE time (exclusive of breaks): 6:00hrs

Block 1: Legal Foundations of Use-of-Force Law (9:00AM to 9:55AM)

Covers the entire criminal justice pipeline from interacting with the responding officers, through arrest, your
one phone call, investigation, likely criminal charges and sentences they carry, plea bargaining, pre-trial,
trial, jury instructions, verdict, and appeals. Lays out all the pieces of the criminal justice machine through
which you can be expect to be fed if you use force in self-defense.

Break (9:55AM to 10:00AM)

Block 2: Five Principles of the Law of Self-Defense (10:00AM to 10:55AM)

1. Innocence
2. Imminence

Break (10:55AM to 11:00AM)

Block 3: Five Principles of the Law of Self-Defense (11:00AM to 11:55AM)

3. Proportionality
4. Avoidance

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LUNCH (11:55AM to 12:30PM)

Block 4: Five Principles of the Law of Self-Defense (12:30AM to 1:25PM)

5. Reasonableness

Break (1:25PM to 1:30PM)

Block 5: Defense of Others (1:30PM to 1:55PM)

Block 6: Defense of Property (1:55PM to 2:25PM)

Break (2:25PM to 2:30PM)

Block 7: Consciousness of Guilt Evidence & Self-defense Immunity (2:30PM to 2:40PM)

Block 8: Interacting with Law Enforcement (2:40PM to 3:10PM)

Discusses implications for how conduct after the event can strengthen or undermine a self-defense claim.
Also discusses to what extent facts known about attackers character or reputation after the fact can be
introduced into evidence (e.g., your attackers reputation for violence). Most important, we cover the
critically important knowledge of what to should be said, and what not said, to the 911 dispatcher, to
responding officers, and to investigative officers in the aftermath of a defensive encounter.

Break (3:10PM to 3:15PM)

Block 9: Crafting a Legally-Sound Self-Defense Strategy (3:15PM to 4:00PM)

Covers the five key tactics around which to build a legally sound self-defense strategy that enables your
lawyer to construct a compelling narrative of innocence to maximize your ability to survive both the physical
and legal battles of a defensive force confrontation.

Equipment:

Open mind, notebook and pen (recommended)

For more information, contact:

seminar@lawofselfdefense.com or visit www.lawofselfdefense.com/seminars/

RECORDING IN ANY FORM IS PROHIBITED.

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