Jay B. Streitz

Title: Legal Writing Instructor
Office Location: Swen Parson 175B
Office Phone: 815-753-0280
Email: jstreitz@niu.edu 
Education: B.A., University of Minnesota 
M.A., University of Iowa
J.D., University of Iowa College of Law

Jay Streitz teaches legal writing and advocacy and also assists with the Academic Success Program. He began his legal career as a litigation associate, first at Faegre & Benson LLP (now Faegre Baker Daniels), and later at Siegel Brill PA in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Before joining the College of Law, Streitz was an acquisitions editor at West Academic Publishing, where he worked with law professors, soliciting and developing proposals for law school casebooks, textbooks, and study aids. He also taught appellate advocacy as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, and legal writing and analysis as a full-time visiting instructor at Hamline University School of Law.

He graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Iowa College of Law, where he was elected 1L class representative to the Iowa Student Bar Association. He earned an MA in philosophy from the University of Iowa, and received his BA with honors in political science from the University of Minnesota.


  • Chapter IX: Expert Evidence in the Eighth Circuit, in Scientific Evidence Review: Admissibility and Use of Expert Evidence in the Courtroom (American Bar Association, 2003) (with Peter Goss and Joe Price).
  • Differing Site Conditions, in Construction Briefings: 2004 Construction Review (West Group, Jan. 2005).
  • Differing Site Conditions, in Construction Briefings: 2003 Construction Review (West Group, Jan. 2004).
  • Differing Site Conditions, in Construction Briefings: 2002 Construction Review (West Group, Jan. 2003).


  • Presenter, Law, Logic, and Fallacies, 9th Global Legal Skills Conference, Verona, Italy, May 2014.