Associate Professor of Academic Success and Director of the Academic Success Program
Professor Dizon teaches, presents, and researches primarily in the areas of academic support. He is an expert on intersectional work on doctrinal learning and skills development in law school, critical reading, and resource creation processes. Professor Dizon was a Past Chair and Conference Host of the West Coast Consortium of Academic Success Professionals and currently serves as the Chair of the Online Presence Committee for the Association of Academic Support Educators. Professor Dizon is perhaps best known to many law students nationwide as the presenter for Quimbee’s foundational lecture in Contracts.
Additionally, Professor Dizon is an established author in the field of immigration law, particularly matters of employment-based and family-based immigration. He serves as Co-Author of Immigration Law Service 2d, one of Westlaw's multivolume immigration law treatises and was one of the earliest scholars on the Child Status Protection Act.
From August 2014 to June 2018, Professor Dizon served as the Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement at California Western School of Law, overseeing that school's nationally renowned academic support and bar exam preparation efforts. In recognition of his service to the school, California Western's Student Bar Association created and presented to him the inaugural Dean Dizon Award for Excellence in Academic Advising in 2017.
Prior to joining California Western, Professor Dizon served as Assistant Director of the Academic Success Program and Visiting Assistant Professor at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, the Kauffman Foundation Legal Research Fellow at New York University School of Law, and as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business Law and Negotiation at the City University of New York – Brooklyn College. Professor Dizon traces his initial experience in academic support to the University of California, Hastings College of the Law as a student educator for multiple doctrinal and skills courses. Outside of legal education, Professor Dizon was also a small-group instructor, curriculum developer, and private tutor for high school academic subjects and standardized test preparation.Publications