Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dean Daniel Hamilton!

The William S. Boyd School of Law of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has just announced the appointment of Daniel W. Hamilton, now of the University of Illinois's law faculty, as dean.  According to the announcement:
Dean-Elect Hamilton received his Ph.D. in American legal history in 2003 from Harvard University, where he was a resident tutor in history and law at Harvard College. He received his J.D. from George Washington University and his bachelor's degree from Oberlin College. He was a Golieb Fellow in Legal History at New York University School of Law during the 2003-04 academic year.  He teaches property law, legal history, and constitutional law, and he researches and writes primarily on American property ideology and the legal and constitutional issues raised by the Civil War.
(We add that he is the author of The Limits of Sovereignty: Property Confiscation in the Union and the Confederacy During the Civil War, published by the University of Chicago Press.)  A press release is here.  Congratulations to Dan and to UNLV!

Update: over at The Faculty Lounge, Al Brophy observes that "Dan's appointment adds to the number of legal historians who are deans, including Dave Douglas at William and Mary, Greg Mark at DePaul, Robert Post at Yale, Bruce Smith at Illinois, Ray Solomon at Rutgers, and Bill Treanor at Georgetown."