Government Procurement Law Courses

The courses in this practice area explore the body of rules regulating the process by which the federal government enters into contracts with private parties and oversees the performance of those contracts. Government Contracts is a one-semester survey course for those seeking a general overview of the law in this area; students preferring a more in-depth course of study may choose instead the Formation of Government Contracts and Performance of Government Contracts sequence. Government Contracts Seminars include a series of advanced classes designed to provide students with a richer understanding of how procurement systems operate, both in the U.S. and abroad. Individual seminar subjects include, among other topics, procurement reform, anti-corruption and compliance efforts, and state and local procurement.


Foundation Course

  • Government Contracts (6500)

Advanced Courses

  • Formation of Government Contracts (6502)
  • Performance of Government Contracts (6503)
  • Government Contracts Advocacy (6505)
  • Government Contracts Cost and Pricing (6506)
  • Comparative Public Procurement (6508)
  • Government Contracts Seminar (6509)**
  • Graduate Government Contracts Placement (6510)
  • Anti-Corruption and Compliance (6511)
  • Government Procurement of Intellectual Property Seminar (6512)
  • Federal Grants Law (6514)

**For 2018–2019, Government Contracts Seminars may include State and Local Procurement, Foreign Government Contracting, and Procurement Reform.

Course Descriptions