Las Vegas, Nevada - The Board of Directors of the Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel W. Hamilton, Ph.D., Dean of the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

“We are thrilled to have Dan join our Board,” said Phil Satre, Chairman of the Guinn Center’s Board. “He has been an early supporter of the Guinn Center and has informed our strategic direction and outreach. In the short time he has been in Nevada, he has had a tremendous impact on the Law School and its strategic vision. We look forward to continuing our collaborations with Dan and the law school faculty.”
The fourth dean of the Boyd School of Law, Dean Hamilton assumed the deanship in July 2013, and also serves as the Richard J. Morgan Professor of Law. He joined UNLV from the University of Illinois College of Law where he was the Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Professor of Law and History.

Dean Hamilton received his Ph.D. in American legal history in 2003 from Harvard University. He received his J.D. from George Washington University and his B.A. from Oberlin College. Before coming to UNLV, Dean Hamilton taught property law, legal history, and constitutional law at the University of Illinois College of Law and the Chicago-Kent College of Law. 

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. 

The Guinn Center for Policy Priorities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, bipartisan, policy center focused on providing independent and data-driven analysis of critical policy issues facing the state of Nevada and the Intermountain West. The Guinn Center engages policy-makers and the public with innovative, fact-based research and analysis to advance policy solutions, inform the public debate, and expand public engagement.