Joey L. Mogul

Distinguished Practitioner in Residence (Fall term)
Contact Information
Cornell Law School
307 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-5415
Fax: (607) 255-7193

Rachel Liseno
Cornell Law School
213 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Professional Biography

Joey L. Mogul is a partner at the People’s Law Office in Chicago, Illinois where Mogul represents people who have suffered from police and other governmental torture, abuse and misconduct in civil rights cases, and defending individuals in criminal and capital cases. Mogul also directs the Civil Rights Clinic at DePaul University College of Law and was a Distinguished Lecturer on Public Interest Law at Northeastern University School of Law, where Mogul taught a class on the criminal legal system, redress and reparations.

For over 20 years, Mogul has sought justice for Chicago Police torture survivors, successfully representing a number of Burge torture survivors in post-conviction proceedings and civil rights cases. Mogul drafted the original City Council ordinance providing reparations for the Chicago Police (Burge) torture survivors on behalf of an organization Mogul initiated and co-founded Chicago Torture Justice Memorials (CTJM). On May 6, 2015, the Chicago City Council unanimously passed unprecedented legislation providing reparations to the Burge torture survivors and their family members becoming the first municipality to provide systemic redress for racially motivated police violence. Mogul also successfully presented the cases to the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) in Geneva, Switzerland obtaining a specific finding from the CAT calling for the accountability in these cases in May of 2006.

Mogul also frequently represents lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people in criminal court and civil rights proceedings involving police and prison misconduct, abuse, rape and torture.

Mogul is co-author of Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States (Beacon Press 2011), and has written several articles on police torture, mass defense of protestors and representing LGBTQ people in criminal cases.


B.S., Oberlin College, 1992
J.D., City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law, 1997