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.


Public Procurement in the Developing World: A Human Rights Perspective

This event will last all day in the Faculty Conference Center.

Past Events

Compliance and Debarment in the European Union

Join the Government Procurement Law Program as they host a web discussion between GW Law Professor Christopher R.

Was It All That Bad? U.S. Federal Antitrust Policy Since 1980

A substantial body of modern academic and popular commentary argues that US federal antitrust policy since the 1970s failed badly by tolerating significant increases in concentration, including the

The Role of the EU Court of Justice in EU Procurement Law

Join the Government Procurement Law Program as they host Christopher Vajda, a UK barrister and judge, for a discussion of the Court of Justice