Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business

2010-2011 Kauffman Legal Research Fellow

Shane Dizon

Shane Dizon was the 2010-2011 Kauffman Legal Research Fellow at New York University School of Law. He 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. Shane is a member of the state bars of California and New York. During his time as a Kauffman Fellow, Shane also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business Law and Negotiation at the City University of New York – Brooklyn College and 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. At the time of his fellowship, Shane's background as an immigration law professional spanned 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 scholarship and invited presentations on business, family, and survey immigration topics.

Shane’s research focused on the intersection of immigration law and entrepreneurship. He is interested 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 investors. In addition, Shane explored ways that immigration law could encourage entrepreneurship in high-need and/or emerging industries and most directly promote the factors that best predict the long-term success of enterprises in their local communities. Finally, he sought to chronicle the difficult regulatory, administrative, and political climates through which today’s immigrant entrepreneurs must navigate in addition to the statutory framework of the law.

As of Fall 2011, Shane is the Assistant Director of the Academic Success Program and Visiting Assistant Professor at Hofstra University's Maurice A. Deane School of Law. He will also author a chapter on comparative investor immigration programs in a forthcoming ABA publication.

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