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, Professor Streseman practiced as a litigator at Jones Day. He 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 Ilana Diamond Rovner Program in Appellate Advocacy. During his tenure as director, students in the program have compiled one of the nation's best records in moot court competitions, winning more than 30 national and regional tournaments and over 100 awards for brief writing and oral advocacy.

Professor Streseman has taught a wide range of courses at Chicago-Kent, including Appellate Advocacy, Federal Courts, Products Liability, Torts, Legal Writing 1 and 2, and Constitutional Law. He has been honored multiple times by Chicago-Kent's Student Bar Association for excellence in teaching.