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Monday, July 13, 2015

Dean Dan Hamilton Quoted in Las Vegas Business Press

Daniel W. Hamilton is the dean and Richard J. Morgan Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

He was featured in the June 29 Las Vegas Business Press article titled, "LEGAL MANEUVERS," about the changing legal landscape in Las Vegas.

In the article, he said, "On the local side, you have very prominent, distinguished firms that are reshaping, and that does show how sensitive the legal market is in Las Vegas to changes in the legal landscape. If one big case settles, or if one big potential case goes out of town, the ripple effects are felt very quickly here. … The market for legal services is now so tight that one big case can impact a law firm or a series of law firms."

He continued, "The long-time model where prestigious local firms were the dominant players is slowly changing. So, the big national firms that for so long were a relatively small part of the legal landscape are an increasingly large part. Now, that’s not to say the prestigious local firms are going away – only to say that the national firms are playing a more and more prominent role."

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.