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175th Contract Attorneys Course


19-29 July 2022

Description: This two-week course provides foundational instruction in federal government contract law for entry-level U.S. government attorneys at installations, Army Materiel Command, and comparable contracting activities. The course covers the statutory, regulatory, and policy authorities applicable to government contract law, including the Federal Acquisition Regulation, authority to bind the government, contract formation, contract administration, bid protests, and contract disputes.

Prerequisites: This course is limited to Active Duty, Reserve, or National Guard component military attorneys or civilian attorneys employed by the U.S. Government with two years or fewer of government contract law experience. Individuals who have completed this course within the three-year period immediately preceding the date of this course are not eligible to attend. 

Location: This course is expected to return to exclusively in-person instruction at The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center & School, Charlottesville, Virginia, subject to the COVID-19 operating environment and the direction of the Commanding General. All attendees will be required to provide their own computer or digital device (e.g., laptop, tablet, etc.) capable of accessing JAG University. In the event the course has to be moved to a virtual format, attendees will be informed as soon as possible and must be capable of accessing Zoom for Government (https://zoomgov.com/download).  Please ensure you are able to meet these technology requirements before registering for this course.


1) All Department of Defense personnel shall apply for this course through the Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS). Your training coordinator for your command or agency can determine if a seat is available through ATRRS. If your organization does not have available seats, students must enroll on the ATRRS waitlist. Applicants who do not meet course requirements may be removed from the ATRRS waitlist by the course manager to ensure qualified applicants are afforded an opportunity to attend the course. Once enrolled, students will be notified via ATRRS. 

2) Non-Department of Defense personnel may complete the course application form located below to apply for enrollment on a space-available basis. On the form, indicate that you are a Non-DoD applicant. However, please also include your Reserve/Guard information if applicable, even if applying in your civilian capacity.


COVID-19 Restrictions:


All attendees must be in compliance with DoD policy, i.e., either fully vaccinated (have received the SECOND shot of Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine) or have an APPROVED exemption NLT 8 July 2022 to attend the course. Attendees will be required to attest that they are fully vaccinated or provide proof of their exemption prior to the course. Instructions and the deadline for providing attestation / exemption information will be published separately. Persons who do not attest by the deadline will be disenrolled from the course. Additionally, all attendees will adhere to all TJAGLCS policies current at the time of course (e.g., masking/hygiene/social distance policy).


Deadlines: All waitlist and non-DoD applications are due by COB on 17 June 2022. Applicants will be notified of their enrollment status (admitted or waitlisted) NLT Friday, 24 June 2022. All application fields are required. If not applicable, complete with N/A.


Please direct questions to the course manager: Maj Anthony Chanrasmi at anthony.v.chanrasmi.mil@army.mil.