Steven L. Schooner

Steven 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

"Oracle’s Latest JEDI Filings Cite AWS, Ex-DoD Official’s Conflict Of Interest"

June 07, 2019
Steven L. Schooner is quoted by The Federal News Network about Oracle's new filings against the Department of Defense's JEDI procurement case.

“Outsourced Sacrifice”

May 26, 2019

Steven L. Schooner is quoted by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about how privatizing military jobs can make contractors pay the ultimate price.

"New Details from Oracle Point to Former Navy Official As Third Executive Caught Up in JEDI Controversy"

May 13, 2019

Steven L. Schooner is quoted by Federal News Network about the Department of Defense's controversial $10 billion cloud procurement initiative.

"How Taxpayers Covered a $1,000 Liquor Bill for Trump Staffers (and More) at Trump's Club"

May 01, 2019
Steven L. Schooner is quoted in ProPublica about Trump profiting from expenses incurred by White House staff at Mar-a-Lago.

“Immigrant Detention Center in Bakersfield, Thought to Be Set To Close, Will Stay Open’’

March 09, 2019

Steven L. Schooner is quoted by the Los Angeles Times about the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s recent contract notice.