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Announcing Dean Daniel W. Hamilton

Daniel W. Hamilton Dean Richard J. Morgan Professor of Law Daniel W. Hamilton is the fourth dean of the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law. He started in July 2013 and joined the Boyd School of Law faculty as the Richard J. Morgan Professor of Law. Before coming to UNLV, Dean Hamilton taught property law, legal history, and constitutional law at the University of Illinois College of Law and the ChicagoKent College of Law. He is the recipient of multiple teaching awards, including Professor of the Year at both institutions. He received his Ph.D. in American legal history from Harvard University and then spent a year as a Golieb Fellow in Legal History at New York University School of Law. He earned his JD. from George Washington University and his B.A. from Oberlin College. Dean Hamilton researches and writes primarily on American property ideology and the legal and constitutional issues raised by the Civil War. He has written numerous articles and reviews on American legal history, including works in Civil War History, the Chicago-Kent Law Review, the Journal of Supreme Court History, the Journal of American History, the Journal of Southern History, the Journal of Interdisciplinary History, the Journal of National Security Law, and the Law and

History Review. His book, The Limits of Sovereignty: Property Confiscation in the Union and the Confederacy During the Civil War, was published by the University of Chicago Press.

Dean Hamilton is past-president of the Section on Legal History of the American Association of Law Schools and serves on the Board of the American Society for Legal History.

Past Deans of Boyd School of Law Richard J. Morgan, Founding Dean (1997-2007) John Valery White (2007-2012) Nancy B. Rapoport (Interim Dean, 2012-2013) UNLV Leadership Neal J. Smatresk, UNLV President John Valery White, UNLV Executive Vice President & Provost


Selected Publications JoHN E. CR1BBET ET AL., PRIORITY: CAsEs AND MATERIALS, (Foundation Press 10th ed. forthcoming 2013).

DANIEL w. HAMILTON, THE LIMITS OF SOVEREIGNTY: PROPERTY CONFISCATION IN THE UNION AND CONFEDERACY DURING THE C1v1L WAR, (University of Chicago Press 2007). TRANSFORMATIONS IN AMERICAN LEGAL HISTORY: ESSAYS IN HONOR OF MORTON J. HORWITZ, VOLUME II, (Daniel w. Hamilton & Alfred L. Brophy eds., Cambridge Harvard Law School 2011). TRANSFORMATIONS IN AMERICAN LEGAL HISTORY: ESSAYS IN HONOR OF MORTON J. HORWITZ, VOLUME I, (Daniel w. Hamilton & Alfred L. Brophy eds., Cambridge Harvard Law . School 2009). Daniel W. Hamilton, Debating the Fourteenth Amendment: The Promise and Perils of Using Congressional Sources, in MAKING LEGAL H1sTORY: EssAYS ON THE INTERPRETATION oF LEGAL H1sToRY 1N HONOR OF W1LL1AM E. NELSON, (R.B. Bernstein & Daniel J. Hulsebosch eds., New York University Press 2013). Daniel W. Hamilton, The Dred Scott Case, Emancipation and the Rise of the Fifth Amendment, in THE DRrn Scon CASE: H1srnR1CAL AND CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON RACE AND LAw, (David Konig et al. eds., Ohio University Press 2010). Daniel W. Hamilton, Symposium, Still Too Close to Call? Rethinking Stampp's 'The Concept of a Perpetual Union,' 45 AKRON L REv. 395 (2012). Daniel W. Hamilton, The Confederate Sequestration Act, 52 C1v. WAR H1sT. 373 (2006). Daniel W. Hamilton, A New Right to Property: Civil War Confiscation in the Reconstruction Supreme Court, 29 J. SuP. CT. H1sT. 254 (2004).

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Announcing Dean Dan Hamilton  

Announcing Dean Dan Hamilton