Oregon State U. Public Records, But Not For Public Employees By Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren • Jan 6, 2014 Wikimedia Listen Listening... / 17:08 Lawyer Steven Wilker lays out public records laws and how they are used (and abused). How best to teach budding journalists the uses of public records laws? Request public records. That's what student media advisor Kate Willson did at Oregon State University.