Kent Streseman

Professor Kent Streseman
Professor of Appellate Advocacy
Director of the Ilana Diamond Rovner Program in Appellate Advocacy
565 W. Adams St., Room 811
Chicago, IL 60661


  • J.D., Cornell University Law School
  • B.A., University of California, Davis


Professor Streseman received his J.D. magna cum laude in 1995 from Cornell Law School, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, served as notes editor for the Cornell Law Review, and won the school's Cuccia Cup moot court competition. He received a B.A. with high honors and a graduate certificate in education from the University of California, Davis.

After law school, he practiced as a litigator at Jones, Day, Reavis and Pogue, which has been honored by The American Lawyer for having the best litigation department and the top products liability practice in the nation. Professor Streseman represented corporate clients in complex products liability cases and consumer actions in federal and state courts.

Professor Streseman joined the faculty at Chicago-Kent in 1998. He left in 2001 to teach at Baylor University School of Law, then returned to Chicago-Kent in 2003 to direct the award-winning Ilana Diamond Rovner Program in Appellate Advocacy. He teaches Appellate Advocacy, Federal Courts, and Products Liability.