Dan Hamilton is the dean and Richard J. Morgan Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.
On May 14, he was quoted by The American Lawyer in an article titled, "Another Las Vegas Mainstay Sees Defections Amid Changing Landscape." The article is about how more than a dozen Gordon Silver lawyers are leaving the firm to start their own.
In the article, Dean Hamilton said, "The law school graduates have been fortunate and have enjoyed a variety of opportunities ranging from national firms to very prominent local institutions and boutique firms,” he says. “That said, it seems that the center of gravity is shifting more to the national firms as part of a trend that’s come later to Las Vegas than other big cities."
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