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Speaker to Discuss Civil War and Slavery Litigation

Feb 17, 2010

Ohio Northern University presents Daniel W. Hamilton, professor of law at the University of Illinois College of Law, as part of the College of Law Dean’s Lecture Series in the Pettit College of Law Moot Court Room on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at 11:30 a.m.

Hamilton’s lecture, “Emancipation and the Common Law: Slavery Litigation after the Civil War,” will discuss American property ideology and the legal and constitutional issues raised by the Civil War.

Hamilton served as an assistant professor and co-director of the Institute for Law and the Humanities. He was a Golieb Fellow in Legal History at New York University School of Law during the 2003-04 academic year. He also teaches property law, legal history and constitutional law.

He received his Ph.D. in American legal history in 2003 from Harvard University, where he was a resident tutor in history and law at Harvard College. He received his J.D. from George Washington University and his B.A. from Oberlin College.

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