Steven L. Schooner

Steven Schooner

Steven L. Schooner

Jeffrey & Martha Kohn Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law


Office Phone: (202) 994-3037
Fax: (202) 994-2831
2000 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20052

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. Professor Schooner 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.

Professor Schooner's 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, Professor Schooner has taught and advised hundreds of government officials on public procurement issues, either directly or through multi-government programs, in more than 30 countries.

He 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. Professor Schooner 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 previously served as senior associate dean for academic affairs of the Law School from 2006 to 2008.

Learn more about GW Law's Government Procurement Law Program.

In the News

"Abu Ghraib Military Contractor Trial Set to Start 20 Years After Shocking Images of Abuse"

Time quoted Steven Schooner on the numerous hurdles prosecutors face when convicting individuals of illegal affairs abroad.

"As Kushner’s Investment Firm Steps Out, the Potential Conflicts Are Growing"

The New York Times quoted Steven Schooner describing the possibilities of foreign involvement in Kushner’s businesses as a way to boost relations with the White House.

"Green Product Makers Struggle to Sell to US City and State Governments"

Bloomberg quoted Steven Schooner who emphasizes the importance of “every little thing” to make changes and the tyranny of of low prices.

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