Fall 2019 Course Schedule

Government Contracts:formation (LAW-654A-001)
Kathleen Murphy

Meets: 06:00 PM - 07:50 PM (Th) - Yuma - Room Y115

Enrolled: 17 / Limit: 40

Administrator Access


There are no notices at this time.


Students will receive an overview of the procurement laws, regulations, and principles governing the formation of US federal contracts. Course objectives include providing students a working knowledge of government contract law and policy applicable to sealed bids, negotiated procurements, simplified acquisitions, overseas contracts, and the forums for challenging federal procurements.

Textbooks and Other Materials

The textbook information on this page was provided by the instructor. Students should use this information when considering purchases from the AU Campus Store or other vendors. Students may check to determine if books are currently available for purchase online.

Charles Tiefer and William A. Shook, Government Contract Law in the Twenty- First Century, Carolina Academic Press, Second Edition 2012 (Text)

2017 SUPPLEMENT, Charles Tiefer and William A. Shook, Government Contract Law in the Twenty-First Century, Carolina Academic Press (2017 eText Supp)

Supplemental materials, including cases, statutes, and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) reference material (KM Supplement).

KM Class Outlines with topic summaries, weekly reading assignments, and case study questions posted on MyWCL.

First Class Readings

Textbook pages 3-6, 35-44, 165-172

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subparts 1.102 thru 1.110

OMB 2017 Buy American Act Memo

DOJ Press Release: AEY, Inc.


Use your MyAU username and password to access the syllabus in the following format(s):