Steven L. Schooner

Steven Schooner
Title:
Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law and Co-Director of the Government Procurement Law Program
Address:
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Phone:
202-994-3037
Fax:
202-994-2831
Email:
sschooner@law.gwu.edu

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.

Curriculum Vitae     Publications

Education

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

In the News

"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's role in protecting one of Trump's favorite initiatives. 

"Border-Wall Bidders Plead for Trump's Help to Fend Off Opponents"

November 01, 2017

Steven L. Schooner is quoted in Bloomberg about what Jeff Sessions's DOJ might do to protect one of the president's favorite initiatives.

"Will GAO's Decision to Charge $350 Per Filing Stop Frivolous Protests?"

October 30, 2017

Steven L. Schooner is quoted in Federal News Radio saying the decision to charge a fee will resonate around the world.

"Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Cancels Whitefish Energy Deal"

October 29, 2017

Steven L. Schooner is quoted in HuffPost regarding Puerto Rico's controversial $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings.