Larry Spurgeon, J.D.

Larry Jones Faculty Fellow in Business Ethics & Barton Lecturer Larry Spurgeon
Office: Clinton Hall, 307
Phone: (316) 978-6260
Bio: Larry Spurgeon, a native of Wichita, received his BBA in Finance from Washburn University in 1980, and his Juris Doctor law degree from the University of Idaho in 1982. Following graduation he clerked for a state trial judge in Boise, Idaho, and in 1984 joined a law firm in Boise where he practiced until joining , where his practice included insurance coverage and defense, business litigation, and business acquisitions. In 1987, he joined the law firm of Adams & Jones in Wichita in 1987, where his practice areas included business transactions, litigation, and employment law. In 1997 he began teaching at Wichita State as an adjunct instructor in Business Law. In August 2004 he joined the faculty at Wichita State as an instructor a Senior Lecturer of Business Law.
Courses: Legal Environment of Business; Law of Business Associations; and Law of Commercial Transactions; and Insurance and Risk Management.
Research: Academic Freedom and Business Ethics.
Sample Publications:  “A Transcendent Value: The Quest to Safeguard Academic Freedom,” 34 J.C. & U.L. 109 (2007).
"Testimony by Previously Hypnotized Witnesses: Should it be Admissible?", 18 Idaho L. Rev. 111 (1982) (co-authored with Diane Barr). "Determining the Scope of 'Bodily Injury or Property Damage' Under the Comprehensive General Liability Policy", 23 Idaho L. Rev. 379 (1986-87), republished, 36 Defense Law Journal 467, No. 4, Oct. 1987.
Awards/Recognitions: W. Frank Barton School of Business Lecturer of the Year for 2003. W. Frank Barton School of Business Undergraduate Instructor of the Year, 2007. WSU Academy for Effective Teaching Award, 2008. President, WSU Faculty Senate, 2008-2009. Larry Jones Faculty Fellow in Business Ethics.