Professor Shane Dizon joined Hofstra Law as the Assistant Director of the Academic Success Program in July 2011. Professor Dizon will collaborate with law students to help them meet the scholastic demands of law school and develop the habits, learning techniques, and skills to realize their full academic potential through workshops, seminars and individual counseling. Professor Dizon also will organize events that focus on the analytical and organizational skills specific to preparation for the New York state bar examination.
Professor Dizon brings a very diverse background in teaching and academic support to Hofstra. While at NYU as its Kauffman Foundation Legal Research Fellow, Professor Dizon led a number of academic support workshops for J.D. and LL.M. students and acted as consultant to the Offices of Student Affairs and Graduate Affairs on prospective academic support programming. He recently authored a full-length course companion for Contracts Law through Quimbee. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the City University of New York – Brooklyn College, having taught several courses in business law and negotiation to undergraduate and graduate students. Professor Dizon has given invited presentations on academic support topics ranging from doctrinal curriculum integration to customized programs for LL.M. students. He also worked as a tutor, presenter, and curriculum developer for Revolution Prep, one of the nation’s largest test preparation companies. Professor Dizon also served as an academic support and legal writing student teaching assistant while a student at U.C. Hastings, where he embraced his life-long love for the lost art of teaching.
Professor Dizon maintains an active interest in immigration law. He is co-author, with noted expert Anna Marie Gallagher, of West’s multi-volume immigration treatise, Immigration Law Service 2d. As NYU’s Kauffman Fellow, he explored the intersection of immigration law and entrepreneurship. Professor Dizon is engaged in a comparative examination of how the immigration law frameworks for entrepreneurship other large-scale, investment-destination countries may offer insights into meaningful reform of U.S. immigration law for immigrant investors and entrepreneurs. He will appear in a forthcoming documentary by award-winning filmmaker Lee Wang on the U.S.’s program for immigrant investors. Professor Dizon has also lectured extensively at law schools and CLE conferences on business, family, and survey immigration topics. His background as an immigration law professional spans over ten years, including volunteer and clinical work in California with the Asian Law Caucus and East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, employment as an Associate at the New York office of leading immigration firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy, LLP, as well as academic scholarship and practitioner guides.
Professor Dizon obtained his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yale University. He is a member of the state bars of California and New York. Professor Dizon currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Pro Bono Project’s Federal Legal Assistance and Self-Help Center for the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California’s San Jose Division.
An avid kickball player, Professor Dizon serves as Chief Operating Officer of Kickball365, which runs the only competitive national tour of adult kickball tournaments.