Daniel W. Hamilton

Dean
Richard J. Morgan Professor of Law
Phone: 702-895-1876
Education:
Ph.D. Harvard University
J.D. George Washington University
B.A. Oberlin College

Publications

Books

John E. Cribbet et al., Property: Cases and Materials, (Foundation Press 10th ed. forthcoming 2013).

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, The Limits of Sovereignty: Property Confiscation in the Union and Confederacy during the Civil War, (University of Chicago Press 2007).

 

Book Contributions

Daniel W. Hamilton, Debating the Fourteenth Amendment: The Promise and Perils of Using Congressional Sources, in Making Legal History: Essays on the Interpretation of Legal History in Honor of William 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 Dred Scott Case: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Race and Law, (David Konig et al. eds., Ohio University Press 2010).

Daniel W. Hamilton, Morton Horwitz and the Teaching of American Legal History, in 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).

 

Articles

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 Civ. War Hist. 373 (2006).

Daniel W. Hamilton, Popular Constitutionalism in the Civil War: A Trial Run, 81 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 953 (2006).

Daniel W. Hamilton, Introduction, A Symposium on The People Themselves: Popular Constitutionalism and Judicial Review, 81 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 809 (2006).

Daniel W. Hamilton, A New Right to Property: Civil War Confiscation in the Reconstruction Supreme Court, 29 J. Sup. Ct. Hist. 254 (2004).

Daniel W. Hamilton, Judicial Interpretation and Enforcement of the War Powers Resolution, 2 J. Nat'l Sec. L. 139 (1998).

 

Commentaries, Essays, and Reviews

Daniel W. Hamilton, The Papers of Abraham Lincoln: Legal Documents and Cases, J. Abraham Lincoln Ass'n (2011) (book review).

Daniel W. Hamilton, Getting Right Without Lincoln, 45 Tulsa L. Rev. 715 (2009-2010) (book review).

Daniel W. Hamilton, Hiding in Plain Sight, University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog (May 19, 2010) (reviewing Alison L. LaCroix, The Ideological Origins of American Federalism (Harvard University Press 2011)).

Daniel W. Hamilton, A Response to John Burt’s ‘Lincoln's Dred Scott: Contesting the Declaration of Independence,21 Am. Literary Hist. 752 (2009).

Daniel W. Hamilton, Book Review, Am. Hist. Rev., (forthcoming) (reviewing Burrus M. Carnahan, Act of Justice: Lincoln’s Emancipation and the Law of War (The University Press of Kentucky 2007)).

Daniel W. Hamilton, Book Review, L. & Hist. Rev. (forthcoming) (reviewing Harold Holzer, The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views (Louisiana State University Press 2006)).

Daniel W. Hamilton, Book Review, 94 J. Am. Hist. (2008) (reviewing Andrew E. Taslitz, Reconstructing the Fourth Amendment:  A History of Search and Seizure (NYU Press 2009)).

Daniel W. Hamilton, Book Review, 73 J. S. Hist. 190 (2007) (reviewing Stuart Streichler, Justice Curtis in the Civil War Era: At the Crossroads of American Constitutionalism (University of Virginia Press 2005)).

Daniel W. Hamilton, Book Review, 24 L. & Hist. Rev. 697 (2006) (reviewing William E. Nelson, The Legalist Reformation: Law Politics, and Ideology in New York 1920-1980 (The University of North Carolina Press 2002)).

Daniel W. Hamilton, Book Review, H-SHEAR, The Electronic Journal of the Society for History of the Early Republic (2000) (reviewing Amy Dru Stanley, From Bondage to Contract: Wage Labor, Marriage, and the Market in the Era of Slave Emancipation (Cambridge University Press 1998)).

Daniel W. Hamilton, Book Review , 30 J. Interdisc. Hist. 139 (1999) (reviewing Slavery and the Law (Paul Finkelman ed., Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001)).

 

Encyclopedia Entries

Daniel W. Hamilton, Justice Joseph Bradley, in Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law (Yale University Press 2009).

Daniel W. Hamilton, The Confiscation Acts, Ex Parte Milligan, Ex Parte McCardle, The Civil Rights Act of 1866, and Texas v. White, in The Encyclopedia of Reconstruction (Greenwood Reference 2006).

Daniel W. Hamilton, The Confiscation Acts, The Reconstruction Acts, The Conscription Act, The Militia Act, and The Land-Grant College Act, in Major Acts of Congress (Macmillan Reference 2004).

Daniel W. Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Muscoe Hunter Garnett, and John Nicolay, in American National Biography (Oxford University Press 1999).

 

Daniel W. Hamilton on the Scholarly Commons

Curriculum Vitae
Bio

Areas of Expertise
American Legal History
Constitutional Law
Property Law