Steven L. Schooner

Portrait of Steven L. Schooner
Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law
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

"Trump’s Choice to Bring G7 to His Own Resort Would Violate Conflict-of-Interest Law, if He Weren’t President"

October 18, 2019
Steven L. Schooner is quoted by The New York Times on how holding the G7 at Trump's resort would have been a huge benefit to his company.

"Mulvaney Wrong That Donald Trump Won't Profit From Choosing Trump Resort to Host G7"

October 18, 2019
Steven L. Schooner is quoted by PolitiFact on how Trump's company would have benefitted financially and from the publicity of hosting the G7.

"Trump Has Awarded Next Year’s G-7 Summit of World Leaders to his Miami-area Resort, the White House Said"

October 17, 2019

Steven L. Schooner is quoted by The Washington Post on Trump's potential violation of the emoluments clause in the Constitution.

"Episode 23: Wrapping Up, a Look at Key Issues, and Farewell"

October 09, 2019

Steven L. Schooner spoke to Force For Hire, a Stars and Stripes podcast, about current trends within the military contracting industry.

"DoD’s Win In Federal Court Doesn’t Mean JEDI Is Out Of the Woods, Experts Say"

August 12, 2019

Steven L. Schooner is quoted by the Federal News Network on the judge's ruling in the Oracle and DoD's JEDI cloud contract case.