Nov. 19, 2015 – Susham Modi, an adjunct professor and supervising attorney in the immigration clinic at the University of Houston Law Center, has been named a "Top Lawyer" in the field of immigration law by Houstonia magazine for the second consecutive year.
"It is not just me who has received this honor," said Modi. "I have a fantastic team of colleagues and students here in the clinic who deserve a lot of credit in helping me achieve this recognition."
Modi teaches upper-level courses and supervises the clinic's student lawyers in handling various complex immigration cases. He also privately practices immigration law.
Before moving to Houston, he worked as an attorney advocate in Harvard Law School's Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program. At Harvard, he worked on complex asylum, CAT, withholding of removal and U visa cases, supervised law students in the creation of "know-your-rights" presentation materials for undocumented students, as well as assisted with a Second Circuit amici curiae brief. He also assisted in preparing classroom materials and trainings to law students enrolled in Harvard's seminar course of Immigration and Refugee Advocacy.
Modi received a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Texas at Arlington and a J.D. from Penn State Law School.