Since 1960, GW has provided a rigorous curriculum spanning the inter-disciplinary reaches of government procurement education. Today, the federal government's annual acquisition of services, supplies, and construction accounts for more than $500 billion. State and local government procurement add significantly to the volume of government procurement and the associated legal practice opportunities. As the global marketplace becomes more fluid and integrated, knowledge of international and comparative public procurement becomes increasingly vital. The evolution of the World Trade Organization has sparked fresh dialogue about the role of public procurement for both developing and developed countries. Our diverse course offerings and expert full-time and adjunct faculty are empowering the future leaders and policy-makers in the acquisition community here and abroad.
Master of Laws (LLM) in Government Procurement Law
A minimum of 14 credits from the listed Government Procurement Law courses is required, including 4 credits graded on the basis of the research paper. This typically entails the completion of a thesis or two research papers written in connection with two separate 2-credit courses. For students who choose to write a thesis, Thesis (6690-91) and a minimum of 10 credits from the listed courses are required. U.S. law school graduates enrolled in the program are expected to complete a thesis. Waiver of the thesis may be granted by the program director.
- Formation of Government Contracts (6502)
- Performance of Government Contracts (6503)
- Government Contracts Advocacy (6505)
- Government Contracts Cost and Pricing (6506)
- Comparative Public Procurement (6508)
- Government Contracts Seminar (6509)**
- Graduate Government Contracts Placement (6510)
- Anti-Corruption and Compliance (6511)
- Government Procurement of Intellectual Property Seminar (6512)
- Selected Topics in Government Procurement (6513)***
- Federal Grants Law (6514)
- Government Contracts Moot Court (6515)
- Procurement in International Development (6516)
- Government Contracts Overview (6518)
*Contracts (6202) will be available; only students with a non-U.S. law degree who plan to take the New York bar examination may count these courses toward the 14 credits required in the field.
**For 2019-2020, Government Contracts Seminars may include Foreign Government Contracting and Procurement Reform. These courses will be available online only and therefore restricted to LL.M. and M.S.L. candidates.
***For 2019-2020, Selected Topics in Government Procurement may include Suspension & Debarment in Government Procurement (Online) and Negotiations in Government Procurement (Experiential).
Courses Related to Government Procurement Law
Please note: The courses below do not count toward the 14-credit Government Procurement curriculum requirement.
- Federal Courts (6232)
- Labor Law (6266)
- E-Commerce (6283)
- Business Planning (6296)
- Corporate Taxation (6302)
- Reading Group (BlockChain Law & Tech) (6351)
- Reading Group (Privacy and Digital Future: AI Robot, Big Data, and More) (6351)
- Employment Discrimination Law (6390)
- Administrative Law (6400)
- Antitrust Law (6402)
- Health Care Law (6410)
- Legislation (6416)
- Legislative Analysis and Drafting (6418)
- Local Government Law (6422)
- Public Law Seminar (6426)
- Environmental Law (6430)
- Patent Law (6471)
- International Money Laundering, Corruption, and Terrorism (6521)
- International Business Transactions (6522)
- International Commercial Law (6524)
- Human Rights Lawyering (6568)
- Law and Accounting (6602)
- Government Lawyering (6671)
- Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (6676)
- Negotiation and Conflict Management Systems Design (6681)
- Cybersecurity Law and Policy (6879)
- Disaster Law (6880)