Kenneth J. Kress Kress obtained a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. After graduating law school in 1985, Professor Kress accepted a teaching position at the University of Iowa College of Law. Four years later, he earned a doctorate in jurisprudence and social policy from Boalt and was promoted from an associate professor of law to full professor. Professor Kress taught at Iowa until 2006. Over his lengthy academic career, Professor Kress has lectured on a multitude of topics, ranging from Torts to Jurisprudence to Mental Health Law.