I'm delighted to report that my friend (and co-editor) Daniel W. Hamilton has just been named dean at UNLV's William S. Boyd School of Law. Dan is currently associate dean for faculty development at the University of Illinois and he teaches and writes in the areas of property and legal history. His work includes the wonderfully thoughtful and engaging book The Limits of Sovereignty: Property Confiscation in the Union and the Confederacy During the Civil War, which was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2007.
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, Avi Soifer at Hawaii, Ray Solomon at Rutgers, and Bill Treanor at Georgetown.
Here is UNLV's press release. Congratulations to Dan and UNLV!