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

"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.

"Did Esper Delay JEDI? It's Not That Simple"

August 02, 2019

Steven L. Schooner is quoted by Breaking Defense on President Trump's involvement in the ongoing JEDI procurement evaluation.

“DoD’s JEDI: A Disturbance in the Force"

July 26, 2019

Steven L. Schooner is quoted by the Federal News Network on the issues surrounding the Joint Enterprise Defense Initiative (JEDI) cloud contract.

"Procurement Data: Measuring What’s Important"

July 25, 2019
Steven L. Schooner appeared on Federal News Network's "Off the Shelf" to discuss the appropriate role of data in the procurement system.

“Trump Expressed Concerns About Pentagon Cloud-Computing Contract"

July 17, 2019
Steven L. Schooner is quoted by the Los Angeles Times on the dangers of President Trump's involvement in an individual procurement proceeding.