Professor Hamilton 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. He was a Golieb Fellow in Legal History at New York University School of Law during the 2003-04 academic year. His research presentations include talks at the American Society for Legal History, the Law and Society Association, New York University School of Law, and several guest lectures at Harvard Law School. He has written articles and reviews for the Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Journal of National Security Law, and Law and History Review. He researches and writes primarily on American property ideology and the legal and constitutional issues raised by the Civil War. 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 in 2007. At Chicago-Kent, he teaches property and legal history.
Stuart Streichler, Justice Curtis in the Civil War Era: At the Crossroads of American Constitutionalism, Journal of Southern History (2007)
Book Review, William E. Nelson, The Legalist Reformation: Law, Politics, And Ideology In New York, 1920-1980, Law & History Review (2006)
Introduction, Symposium on The People Themselves: Popular Constitutionalism and Judicial Review, Chicago-Kent Law Review (2006)
Popular Constitutionalism in the Civil War: A Trial Run, Chicago-Kent Law Review (2006)
The Confederate Sequestration Act, Civil War History (2006)
In the South there was near ideological consensus on the legal basis for seizing Union...
The Limits of Sovereignty: Property Confiscation in the Union and the Confederacy During the Civil War (2007)
Contributions to Books
Ex Parte McCardle, Encyclopedia of the Reconstruction Era (2006)
Ex Parte Milligan, Encyclopedia of the Reconstruction Era (2006)
The Civil Rights Acts of 1866, Encyclopedia of the Reconstruction Era (2006)
The Confiscation Acts, Encyclopedia of the Reconstruction Era (2006)