Kurt Spurgeon and I sat down for this week’s “Five Questions” feature. Kurt is a former Academic All-Big 10 basketball player for the Iowa Hawkeyes and still makes time to hit the court when not practicing law.
- What was your favorite class in law school? In general, my favorite classes were those related to business law, property, and tax; however, one class I found particularly interesting was a class called Intro to Public International Law. I enjoy following foreign affairs, and the class provided a good background on how countries interact with each other.
- Why did you decide to become a lawyer? I always knew that I wanted to pursue an advanced degree. I was a business undergrad and I’m very close with an uncle who is a business attorney. That’s what motivated me to pursue law school.
- What advice would you give to young people aspiring to be lawyers? Focus on developing your writing skills. In the collective imagination of what a lawyer does, compelling public speaking is probably top of mind, and that is important. But good writing skills are equally, if not more, important.
- What book are you reading right now? I am not reading a book at the moment, but I am open to suggestions! I enjoy reading The Economist on a weekly basis.
- What do you do before 7 am every day? Read the news, make breakfast and have a cup of coffee.
Kurt practices corporate and transactional law at Lane & Waterman. Learn more about his work at https://l-wlaw.com/attorneys/kurt-p-spurgeon/.