February 16, 2012
Alum Joey Mogul (’97) is one of the lead attorneys for the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit brought against the Chicago Police Department. During a 2003 demonstration against the Iraq War, more than 700 people were arrested. After a ruling from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals last year that said peaceful protesters could not be arrested without warning merely because they did not have permit, the City of Chicago has now settled with the plaintiffs to pay $6.2 million in compensation.
Mogul is a partner in the People’s Law Office, a leading Chicago civil rights firm, and teaches the Civil Rights Clinic at DePaul University College of Law.