Steven L. Schooner

Steven Schooner
Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law and Co-Director of the Government Procurement Law Program
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Before joining the law school faculty in 1998, Professor Schooner was the associate administrator for procurement law and legislation at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget. He previously served as a trial and appellate attorney in the Commercial Litigation Branch of the Department of Justice. He also practiced with private law firms and, as an active duty Army judge advocate, served as a commissioner at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. Until his retirement as an Army Reserve officer, he was an adjunct professor in the Contract and Fiscal Law Department of the Judge Advocate General’s School of the Army, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

His scholarship focuses primarily upon federal government contract law and public procurement policy. His dispute resolution experience includes service as an arbitrator, mediator, neutral, and ombudsman. Outside of the United States, he has taught and advised hundreds of government officials on public procurement issues, either directly or through multi-government programs, in more than 30 countries.

Professor Schooner is a fellow of the National Contract Management Association, a certified professional contracts manager (CPCM), and recipient of the Charles A. Dana Distinguished Service Award. He is the faculty adviser to the ABA’s Public Contract Law Journal and also serves on the Procurement Round Table and the advisory board of the Government Contractor. He served as senior associate dean for academic affairs of the Law School from 2006 to 2008.

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BA, Rice University; JD, College of William and Mary; LLM, George Washington University

In the News

"Analysis: The President's Hotel Donation Ruse"

March 09, 2018

Steven L. Schooner co-writes in Government Executive about the issue with foreign governments spending money at Trump hotels.

"GSA Has No Rule Against Feds Staying at Trump's D.C. Hotel"

February 05, 2018

Steven L. Schooner is quoted in Government Executive about the conflict of interest surrounding an agency employee staying at Trump's hotel.

"Senate Republicans Become Trump Accomplices in Manipulating the System"

January 05, 2018

Steven L. Schooner is quoted in The Washington Post regarding the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russia. 

"Thousands Wait for Roofs in Puerto Rico"

December 06, 2017

Steven L. Schooner is quoted by CNN about a dispute over a government contract that has slowed efforts to build roofs for Puerto Ricans.

"Trump Supporters Petition Jeff Sessions to Make Them a Protected Class"

November 02, 2017

Steven L. Schooner is quoted in Vanity Fair about Mr. Sessions' role in protecting one of Trump's favorite initiatives.