Rocket Fuel

Faculty: Ruth Astle, J.D.

Ruth Astle Samas
Title(s):
Senior Adjunct Professor

Public Administration

School(s):
Business
Campus(es):
San Francisco, Online
  • 415-442-6500


EDUCATION

  • SJD, Golden Gate University Law School
  • JD, Golden Gate University Law School
  • BA, San Francisco State University

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2009 - Present: Senior Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University
  • 2009 - Present: Instructor, University of Phoenix Teaching Business
  • 2008 - 2009: Dissertation Committee, Golden Gate University School of Law
  • 2002 - Present: Text Book Reviewer, Delmar Publishing
  • 1990 - Present: Associate Professor, San Francisco State University College of Extended Learning
  • 1985 - Present: Administrative Law Judge II, Office of Administrative Hearings
  • 1985 - Present: Grader, Committee of Bar Examiners, State Bar of California
  • 1983 - 1985: San Francisco Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Board, City of San Francisco
  • 1975 - 1983: Private Practice of Law
  • 1985 - Present: Grader, Committee of Bar Examiners, State Bar of California

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • California Administrative Hearing Practice 2nd ed., CEB 1997 Chapter 6
  • California Code of Regulations, title 1, division 2, Chapter 1 (General Administrative Procedure Act Procedures drafting committee) 1997
  • People v Navarette (1976) 54 CA3d 1064 published opinion
  • Solberg v Superior Court (1977) 19 Cal.3d 182 published opinion

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • President, Queens Bench
  • Board of Governors, California Women Lawyers
  • National Association of Administrative Law Judges
  • Golden Gate University Alumni Board
  • San Francisco Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Board (Neutral Member) appointed by Mayor Dianne Feinstein 1984
  • Re-appointed by Mayor Art Agnos 1990. Awarded San Francisco Signum Laudis as President of the Rent Board

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Senior Fulbright Grant to teach international law in Ukraine Fall 2009.
  • Fulbright Specialists Candidate
  • Fellowship, National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary
  • Faculty Star, San Francisco State University Paralegal Studies Program
  • Senior Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, San Francisco State University
  • University Judith McKelvey Award for outstanding Alumna, Golden Gate University
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Leaders Read Readers Lead Program, February 2000
  • Department of General Services Woman of the Year Award
  • Queens Bench (Bar Association) Merit Award
  • Honors, California Women Lawyers for distinguished service
  • Proclamation, City and County of San Francisco, Signum Laudis