Scope: The Advanced Contract Law Course (5F-F103) provides advanced instruction on specialized acquisition topics. It is intended for non-supervisory contract law attorneys with more than two years of contract law experience. The course addresses a wide variety of topics which vary with each course. This course typically includes selected classes from the previous Government Contract and Fiscal Law New Developments Course (5F-511) as well as other advanced contract law topics. Topics offered in past courses include: a survey of recent legislative, case law, administrative and policy developments; competition; source selection; bankruptcy; government furnished property; commercial activities; commercial item acquisitions; contract litigation; environmental contracting; costs and cost accounting standards; intellectual property; non-FAR transactions; ethics in government contracting; organizational conflicts of interest; contract labor standards; reverse auctions; and deployment contract and fiscal law. This course is offered every other Spring.
The May 2021 Advanced Contract Law Course theme will be Intellectual Property and Data Rights and select other topics. Course dates are May 10-14, 2021 (exclusively online).
Prerequisites: Military or civilian attorneys employed by the U.S. Government. Attendees must have successfully completed the Contract Attorneys Course (5F-F10), or equivalent training and have at least two years’ experience as a contract law attorney, or equivalent. For the May 2021 course only, attendees must be practicing in an assignment/position wherein he/she regularly encounters intellectual property and/or data rights issues.
Location: Due to restrictions associated with COVID-19, all classes and panels will be held live and exclusively online using the ZoomGov platform. It will be the attendee’s responsibility to ensure they have access to, and familiarity with, the Zoom Client for Meetings application (https://zoomgov.com/download). Many government computers or laptops are unable to use Zoom, so it is the responsibility of the student to work with their local IT department to use a commercial laptop or other device that is capable of using Zoom. The Legal Center and School (LCS) will hold several practice sessions in the weeks before the course for attendees to login and ensure their equipment is in working order and able to access the course. Additionally, all attendees will be required to provide their own computer or digital device (e.g. laptop, tablet, etc.), and internet connection capable of accessing JAG University and Zoom. Please ensure you are able to meet the technology requirements before registering for this course.
- Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force applicants must register on ATRRS through their agency’s training coordinators. If all ATRRS seats have been filled, applicants may request to be considered by following the "all other applicant" instructions below.
- All other applicants (including Army) must complete the course application (confirmation screen will appear when submitted) AND complete the pdf ATRRS course application form (hyperlinked) and email to email@example.com. Please indicate in your email submission whether you are a DoD or Non-DoD applicant. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Deadline: Friday, April 9, 2021. Applicants will be notified no later than Friday, April 23 of their status (enrolled or waitlisted). Please direct questions to the course manager: MAJ Annemarie Vazquez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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