In the comments someone raises the possibility of increasing the salary for this job and adding "licensed Oregon attorney" to the required qualifications. I think this is a great idea. The Senate and Assembly need legal representation to deal with the increasingly bizarre attacks and power grabs coming from the OUS/administration's attorney, Randy Geller.
One unprofessional example, from an email Geller sent to the UO Senate President and IAC Chair on 7/30, a few days before Mike Gottfredson took over from Bob Berdahl:
... Your allegations about the University's rulemaking processes are offensive and false , as are the comments made publicly by members of the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee. I ask that you apologize in writing to President Berdahl, Rob Mullens, and me. I also ask that you censure the members of the IAC who have published offensive and defamatory comments.
General CounselI have published posts questioning Randy Geller's competence. But his own emails probably make the point better than I can. (This post updated 8/10/2012.)
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