Susham M. Modi is an Adjunct Professor of Law and 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 law students on various complex immigration cases. He also privately practices immigration law. Additionally, Professor Modi has co-taught Asylum/Refugee Law.
Immediately before moving to Houston, he worked as an Attorney Advocate 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.
He received a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Texas at Arlington and a J.D. from Penn State Law School.