Tahirih Justice Center honors UHLC’s immigration clinic profs as ‘Goodfellas’


Geoffrey Hoffman

Susham Modi

Oct. 8, 2015 - University of Houston Law Center Professor Geoffrey A. Hoffman and Clinical Supervising Attorney/Adjunct Professor Susham Modi were honored for their work in the school’s immigration clinic by the Tahirih Justice Center at its annual Gala.

The Justice Center is the only national, multi-city organization providing a broad range of direct legal services, policy advocacy, and training and education to protect immigrant women and girls fleeing gender-based violence.

During the Gala held Sept. 26 at the Houstonian, individual attorneys, including Hoffman and Modi, were recognized as “Goodfellas” and their pictures and quotes were displayed throughout the event.

Hoffman’s quote read: “As director at the UHLC Immigration Clinic I have a deep appreciation of Tahirih and the great work they do in the fight against gender violence; we look forward to continuing to work closely with Tahirih in the years to come.”

Modi’s quote read: “Tahirih personifies the statement that we treat each other like family, as we all do come from the same place, and shows its commitment to others by helping women who are often in dire positions of being abused or severely harmed if returned abroad.”

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