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    07.02.18 Shane Dizon Joins Law School as Director of Academic Success Program
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    Shane Dizon has joined the Law School as Associate Professor of Academic Success and Director of the Academic Success Program. He will succeed Professor Linda Feldman, the longtime director of the program who will retire at the end of July.  

    “Professor Dizon 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, we are confident that our students are in very capable hands.”

    Dizon 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 which 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,” says Dizon. “I am so grateful for the opportunity to build on her legacy, carry on her amazing work, and take on new challenges. I cannot wait to meet the students and to help them achieve their dreams of improving and succeeding in law school, passing the bar exam, and joining the ranks of the school's distinguished advocates in practice."

    Prior to joining CWSL, he 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 he was the Kauffman Foundation Legal Research Fellow at New York University School of Law, where he researched immigration law for entrepreneurs and investors and conducted academic support programming.

    Dizon, an expert in immigration law, has published extensively on business and family immigration issues. He is the co-author of Immigration Law Service 2d (Thomson Reuters), a multi-volume immigration law treatise, with Nadine Wettstein. He has published several works on the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) in both scholarly and professional practice collections and was cited in the government’s brief in the Supreme Court’s landmark case on CSPA, Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio. He also was an associate with the major global immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, and Loewy.