Government Procurement Law LLM

Director: K. Thornton
Faculty Advisers: S. Schooner, J. Schwartz, C. Yukins; Senior Adviser Daniel Gordon

Programs of study are offered in Government Procurement and in one specialized field—Government Procurement and Environmental Law. Course requirements for each field are provided below.

All candidates for the LLM degree must complete a total of 24 credit hours, including course work that satisfies the written work requirement. Those working towards a specialized degree must complete the minimum required number of hours in courses listed below for that program. Related courses are recommended for the remaining course work.

A minimum of 14 credits from the following courses is required,* including 4 credits graded on the basis of research paper. This typically entails completion of a thesis or two research papers written in connection with two separate 2-credit courses. Any research paper used to satisfy the written work requirement must be at least 8,000 words in length, and U.S. law school graduates must achieve a minimum grade of B+. For students who choose to write a thesis, Thesis (6690-91) and a minimum of 10 credits from the following courses are required. U.S. law school graduates enrolled in the program are expected to complete a thesis. Waiver of the thesis may be granted by the program directors


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)

*Contracts I (6202) and Contracts II (6203) also will be available; only students with a non-U.S. law degree who plan to take the New York bar examination may count these courses toward the 14 credits required in the field.

**For 2017–2018, Government Contracts Seminars may include State and Local Procurement, Foreign Government Contracting, and Procurement Reform.

Courses Related to Government Procurement Law

Please note: The courses below do not count toward the 14-credit Government Procurement curriculum requirement.

  • Federal Courts (6232)
  • Labor Law (6266)
  • Business Planning (6296)
  • Corporate Taxation (6302)
  • Employment Discrimination Law (6390)
  • Administrative Law (6400)
  • Antitrust Law (6402)
  • Health Care Law (6410)
  • Legislation (6416)
  • Legislative Analysis and Drafting (6418)
  • Local Government Law (6422)
  • Public Law Seminar (6426)
  • Environmental Law (6430)
  • Patent Law (6471)
  • International Business Transactions (6522)
  • International Commercial Law (6524)
  • Law and Accounting (6602)
  • Government Lawyering (6671)
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (6676)
  • Negotiation and Conflict Management Systems Design (6681)

Course Descriptions

A minimum of 16 credit hours from the following courses is required. For U.S. law school graduates, this requirement must include 4 credits graded on the basis of a research paper or research papers. This typically entails completion of Thesis (6690-91) or two research papers, each of which is written in connection with a separate 2-credit course. For non-U.S. law school graduates, completion of 2 credits graded on the basis of a single research paper or Thesis (6690-91) is required. Any research paper must be at least 8,000 words in length, and U.S. law school graduates must achieve a minimum grade of B+. For students who choose to write a thesis, Thesis (6690-91) and a minimum of 12 credits in the field of study are required. Students are encouraged to write a thesis.

Courses

  • Air Pollution Control (6432)
  • Water Pollution Control (6434)
  • Control of Solid and Hazardous Wastes (RCRA & CERCLA) (6442)
  • Formation of Government Contracts (6502)
  • Performance of Government Contracts (6503)
  • Government Contracts Cost and Pricing (6506)

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