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Listen to Dean Dan Hamilton – Changes in American Jurisprudence

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Dean Dan Hamilton – Changes in American Jurisprudence

Daniel W. Hamilton is the fourth dean of the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law. He assumed the deanship in July 2013 and joined the Boyd School of Law faculty 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 was a Golieb Fellow in Legal History at New York University School of Law during the 2003-04 academic year. 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. He is the recipient of multiple teaching awards, including Professor of the Year at both institutions. 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. Dean Hamilton is past-president of the legal history section of the American Association of Law Schools and serves on the Board of the American Society for Legal History. His research presentations include talks at the law schools at New York University, Northwestern, Stanford, the University of Texas, and Harvard University as well as multiple presentations at the American Society for Legal History.

Message From The President

Dear Rotarians,

What’s Up Doc?

This is not a message about the cartoon character Bugs Bunny, but his signature phrase is a focus we would all do well to adopt in this strange time in which we are all living. It is all too easy to mope and be depressed with the state of our lives, what with the unending barrage of depressing news, virus statistics, and glaring examples of failures of human kindness and compassion.

So, let us consider “What’s Up Doc”. In our corner of the world we heard from Steve Hill, the former director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and current head of the LVCVA at our meeting last week. He said that our community is working right through these challenging times to lock in our status as the sports entertainment capital of the world. Things are not going to be the same when this is over, and Steve described some of the cutting edge companies and technologies that are now here that will position us well to be a key force in the new normal.

That is certainly not all that is “Up Doc” here in Southern Nevada. Our Rotary Club has been busy supplying PPE to first responders locally and in India, raising funds to support the Salvation Army’s canned food distribution, delivering restaurant-prepared meals to people who are self-quarantining, providing Christmas in July to students and planning for an even bigger Christmas in December for an even larger group of children.

On an international scale, Rotary International continues full speed ahead to more fully integrate Rotarians and Rotaractors. You probably noticed that The Rotarian magazine has been replaced by a sleeker, new Rotary magazine this month, a name change highlighting this integration effort.

With all of the positive things going on in our community and in our club, there is every reason to be optimistic. When someone notices the Rotary pin that you are proudly wearing and asks “Eh, What’s Up Doc?”, as a member of our club, you will have plenty of good news to share.

Richard Jost
Las Vegas Rotary Club

Member Highlights

Scribe – September 3, 2020

Las Vegas Rotary Club Meeting: September 3, 2020


  • President Richard Jost called the meeting to order
  • Joakim Cashmir Nyoni gave the invocation
  • Kirk Alexander played “America” by John Denver for our song
  • President Richard Jost led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance
  • Rose Falocco was Sergeant at Arms
  • Chase Carter was Scribe
  • Jim Hunt gave an update that we will be moving forward with Santa Clothes this year! With a few changes to comply with social distancing guidelines. More details on September 17.
  • Tina Bishop gave an update on the Together We Read program.
  • Rene Gamero announced that the 25 Club is doing a raffle for the Canned Food Drive which starts today. $50 a ticket with a $5K cash prize, with a goal to raise $10K. November 12th the winner will be announced. Tickets can be purchased online.
  • Aaron Campillo gave an update on SOAR
  • President Elect Mike Ballard announced a survey to club members next club meeting
  • President Richard Jost announcements and reminders:
    • Rosters will be delivered next meeting.
    • Reminded the club to RSVP to Shawn by Noon Wednesday before meetings if you’re planning to attend in person at Lawry’s.
    • Tina Bishop missed the Joker in the raffle drawing. Brian Sorrentino won the Lawry’s Bucks.
  • PP Tom Thomas introduced our Speaker, Steve Hill, CEO and President of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), the destination marketing organization for Southern Nevada. He spoke to the state of the LVCVA budget and an update on the expansion of the Convention Center.
  • President Richard Jost presented Steve Hill with the Share What You Can award.
  • President Richard Jost adjourned the formal meeting, allowing the club to have fellowship.

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