Professor Shane Dizon Appointed Director of Academic Success Program
SHANE DIZON joined the Law School this summer as associate professor of academic success and director of the Academic Success Program. He succeeds Linda Feldman, the program’s founder and longtime director, who retired this summer. Dizon, whose scholarship focuses on immigration law, previously served as assistant dean for academic achievement at California Western School of Law (CWSL). In that role, he led a nationally renowned department responsible for skills workshops, extensive peer tutoring, intervention programming, and early bar preparation, as well as academic counseling, supplemental study, and bar exam resources. He also spearheaded collaborative efforts with student organizations, fellow departments, and faculty to encourage optimal study skills, bar exam readiness, and assessment of academic and bar performance.
“I am excited to join a law school that has a reputation for great scholars and exceptional teachers—especially Linda Feldman, who is larger than life in this field and one of my most cherished mentors,” said Dizon.
“Shane has devoted his career to working with students and supporting them in their academic endeavors, and we are thrilled that he has joined the Law School,” said Interim Dean Maryellen Fullerton. “While he certainly has big shoes to fill, I am confident that our students are in very capable hands.”
Prior to joining CWSL, 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. Before that, Dizon was the Kauffman Foundation Legal Research Fellow at New York University School of Law.
He has published extensively on business and immigration issues. He is the coauthor of Immigration Law Service 2d (Thomson Reuters, 2008–2018) with Nadine Wettstein. He has published several works on the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) and was cited in the government’s brief in the Supreme Court’s landmark case on CSPA, Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio.
Dizon has a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a bachelor’s degree from Yale University.