Susham Modi focuses his practice exclusively on immigration law. In addition to his private practice, he is currently a Adjunct Professor & Clinical Supervising Attorney at the University of Houston Law Center’s Immigration Clinic. In this capacity, he is responsible for supervising and teaching upper-level students working on various immigration cases which include cases involving immigrants who are victims of crimes, immigration-related federal court litigation, appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals, asylum cases, and removal defense cases before immigration courts. Moreover, he co-teaches the immigration classroom component to the clinic and is scheduled to co-teach Asylum/Refugee Law in Spring 2013.
He received a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Texas at Arlington and a J.D. from Penn State. As a law student at Penn State, he was active in Penn State’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights clinic and worked on complex immigration matters at Holland & Knight’s Community Services Team. He is the recipient of The D. Arthur Magaziner Human Services Award (awarded to the senior who has demonstrated good character, sound academic performance, high ethical standards, fidelity to the highest goals of the profession and commitment to selfless human service), the Miller Center Public Interest Certification, was named the Public Interest Law Fund Fellowship Chair, and assisted with coaching various mock trial and moot court competitions.
Immediately prior to joining the University of Houston, he worked as an Advocate/Attorney at 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.
Languages Spoken: Gujarati, English, Spanish
Licensed since 2010
I endorse Attorney Modi without reservation. He has incredible experience, both as a private attorney and an academic, and cares about all of his clients. He is a zealous advocate and someone you would definitely want representing you.
Armand Jawanmardi Immigration Attorney
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2010||05/24/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|D. Arthur Magaziner Human Services Award||Maxine Flock, Penn State Law School||2009|
|Magna Cum Laude||University of Texas at Arlington||2007|
|Owner/Attorney||The Modi Law Firm||2012 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor and Clinical Supervising Attorney||University of Houston Law Center||2011 - Present|
|Attorney Advocate||Harvard Law School, Immigration and Refugee Clinic||2010 - 2011|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Houston Bar Association||Attorney||2014 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|University of Houston Law Center||Mental Competency Crucial to Fair Immigration Proceedings, Experts Agree||2013|
|Iowa Journal of Gender, Race and Justice||The War on Terror as a Metaphor for Immigration Regulation||2012|
|Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|University of Texas System, Arlington||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|
|Immigration Law and Policy Course||Immigration Law||2014|
|Gang-Based Asylum Claims||Asylum||2014|
|Kaplan||Student and Employment Based Visas||2013|
|Joe Vail Workshop||Immigration Court Hearings||2012|
|Immigration Consequences for Criminal Defense Attorney's||Padilla - Immigration Consequences for Criminal Defense Attorney's||2012|
|CLE Conference for Attorneys' and BIA Representatives||The Nuts and Bolts of Representing Asylum Seekers||2012|
|Children's Asylum Cases||Gang-Based Asylum Claims||2012|
|VAWA & T Visa Training for Attorneys and Representatives||Violence Against Women's Act-Ethics Training for Lawyers||2011|
|Joe Vail Workshop||Immigration Court Hearings||2011|