I am a legal scholar exploring the connections between immigration law and entrepreneurship. My research is on issue of immigration program design, and I am especially interested in comparing the entrepreneur and investor programs of various countries.
My research is supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the world's leading organization for the promotion of global entrepreneurship. My specific fellowship is hosted at New York University School of Law, a national and global leader in international law programs.
Shane Dizon is currently the 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 Florida. Shane currently serves 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. His background as an immigration law professional spans 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 focuses 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 is exploring ways that immigration law can encourage entrepreneurship in high-need and/or emerging industries and can most directly promote the factors that best predict the long-term success of enterprises in their local communities. Finally, he seeks 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.