Government Procurement Law

Government Procurement Video

Government procurement law continues to interest policymakers, corporations, and legal employers. The federal government's annual acquisition of services, supplies, and construction accounts for more than $500 billion. State and local government procurement adds significantly to the volume of government procurement and the associated legal practice opportunities. As the global marketplace becomes more fluid and integrated, knowledge of international and comparative public procurement becomes increasingly vital. The evolution of the World Trade Organization and the growth of the European Union (boasting a public procurement market exceeding $1 trillion annually) have sparked fresh dialogues about the role of public procurement for both developing and developed countries. 

Established in 1960, the Government Procurement Law Program is the only one of its kind in the United States. Established by Professors Emeritus Ralph C. Nash, Jr. and John Cibinic, Jr., the program offers unparalleled faculty resources, course offerings, and professional development opportunities.

In the News

"Executive Interview - Karen Thornton"- Contract Management, April 2018
Copyright 2018, National Contract Management Association. Used with permission.

"Practice Areas Where an LLM is Most Valuable" - National Jurist, September 15, 2017

"Government Procurement: Becoming an Expert" - National Jurist, June 28, 2017

Upcoming Events

The Government Procurement Law Program hosts many events throughout the semester. Check back frequently for new events.


Past Events

The Link Between Campaign Donations & Corruption Risk in Public Procurement

Join the Government Procurement Law Program as they host a panel discussion on the link between campaign donations and corruption risk in public procuremen

Commemorating the Fortieth Anniversary of the Contract Disputes Act of 1978

This year's Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association and the George Washington University Law School Government Procurement Law Policy Colloquium will

Final Argument in the Dentons Government Contracts Moot Court Competition

Join the Government Procurement Law Program for the final arguments in the Dentons Government Contracts Moot Court Competition.