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Sudeb Basu is a Member of the Virginia State Bar.  He graduated cum laude from the Juris Doctor program at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he was a staff member of the law review in his final year.  The Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center recognized Sudeb as its Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year for 2013, and Legal Services of Northern Virginia recognized him with a Harry L. Carrico Pro Bono Award in 2014.

2013 Northern Virginia Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year AwardBefore going to law school, Sudeb developed a number of applications for the telecom, Internet, and aviation industries as a software engineer.

While in law school, Sudeb engaged in two judicial internships to learn more about how judges view legal proceedings.  He was a law clerk intern with Judge Loren A. Smith at the United States Court of Federal Claims.  Sudeb also interned in chambers at the Headquarters Immigration Court, where immigration judges preside over removal (deportation) proceedings.  At both placements, Sudeb benefited from the opportunity to draft written opinions for judges.

Sudeb worked with Professor J.P. "Sandy" Ogilvy to survey and analyze externship pedagogy in law schools.  They presented their findings at a plenary session of the Externships6 conference hosted by Northeastern University School of Law and Harvard Law School in March 2012.  Their initial report is now published in the Fall 2012 edition of the Clinical Law Review, a journal of lawyering and legal education published by New York University. 

Sudeb obtained his FAA private pilot's license in 1992, and later developed flight control software for an aircraft.  He also enjoys riding his touring motorcycle; in 2009 he completed the USA Four Corners Tour in 15 days.

In the following photograph, Sudeb (center) receives LSNV's Harry L. Carrico Pro Bono Award from The Honorable Justice William C. Mims of the Supreme Court of Virginia (right) on June 17, 2014:

Presentation of LSNV's Harry L. Carrico Pro Bono Award, 2014.

And in the next photograph, Sudeb (second from right) receives the Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award at the Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center's 2013 award presentations (award presented by Judge Michael F. Devine of the Circuit Court for Fairfax County, on left):

Presentation of Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center's Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award, 2013.

Awards

  • Harry L. Carrico Pro Bono Award, Legal Services of Northern Virginia, presented by The Honorable Justice William C. Mims of the Supreme Court of Virginia on June 17, 2014.
  • Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center, 2013.
  • Certificate of Appreciation [for internship], Headquarters Immigration Court, 2011.

Publications

Sudeb Basu & Prof. J.P. "Sandy" Ogilvy, Externship Demographics across Two Decades, with Lessons for Future Surveys, 19 Clinical Law Review 1 (Fall 2012) (published in the New York University School of Law's Journal of Lawyering and Education).

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