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

"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

Public Procurement: A Human Rights Perspective

Join the Government Procurement Law Program and International and Comparative Law Program for a conference on human rights issues arising in the context of public procurement, featuring panel discussions, a workshop for students, and a luncheon keynote by Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

Emerging Issues In FCPA Enforcement

A one-day CLE conference will address cutting-edge FCPA issues, including the emerging legal issues in multi-jurisdictional enforcement actions, improving efficiency and cutting costs in internal

Fight, Flight, or Communicate

Join the Government Procurement Law Program in a collaborative discussion on how to put an end to that. Attendees will have an opportunity to practice their calm response as well workshop different scenarios to be sure they are armed with the best communication tactic possible should a need arise.