Associate Dean for Academic and Bar Success
Shane Dizon joined New York Law School in fall 2022. He is a nationally recognized expert in academic success and bar preparation, specializing in blended doctrinal and skills pedagogy as well as best practices in study resource creation and joint student-administration academic support initiatives.
Dean Dizon has created programs and taught courses at all stages of the legal education experience, from pre-orientation to post-graduate bar preparation. He has helped thousands of students succeed in law school and on the bar exam. In recognition of this service, he received the California Western Student Bar Association’s Excellence in Academic Advising Award in 2017 and the Brooklyn Law School Latin American Law Students Association’s Faculty Award in 2021.
Dean Dizon is a prolific conference presenter and a mentor to many others in the national academic support community. He received the Association of Academic Support Educator’s Guiding Light Award in 2019 in recognition of the knowledge and experience he brings to new colleagues. Dean Dizon was also the presenter of Quimbee’s inaugural commercial course in contracts and Helix Bar Review’s inaugural bar strategies lecture in civil procedure. In addition, he is also a business immigration law scholar, serving as co-author and co-editor of Immigration Law Service 2d, one of Westlaw’s multivolume immigration law treatises. His practitioner publications and legal scholarship focus on immigration programs for entrepreneurs, investors, and small business owners.
Dean Dizon brings a wealth of academic support experience to NYLS. He was the Director of the Academic Support Program and Associate Professor of Academic Success at Brooklyn Law School (2018–2022), Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement at California Western School of Law (2014–2018), Assistant Director of the Academic Success Program and Visiting Assistant Professor of Academic Success at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University (2011–2014), and an Academic Support Consultant during his Kauffman Legal Research Fellowship at New York University School of Law (2010–2011).
Prior to law school teaching, Dean Dizon was an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business Law and Negotiation at Brooklyn College (2009–2010). He also served as a small group and individual tutor and curriculum developer for a major standardized test preparation company. And prior to entering legal education, Dean Dizon was an Associate in the New York office of global immigration firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, & Loewy, LLP.