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graduate: Faculty

Ruth Astle, J.D.
Adjunct Professor, Public Administration
San Francisco
  • 415-442-6500


  • SJD Golden Gate University Law School

    JD Golden Gate University Law School

    BA San Francisco State University


1985 - present
Administrative Law Judge II, Office of Administrative Hearings

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

1990 to present
Associate Professor, San Francisco State University College of Extended Learning

2002 - present
Text Book Reviewer, Delmar Publishing

2008 – 2009
Dissertation Committee, Golden Gate University School of Law

2009 - present
Golden Gate University Ageno School of Business -Teaching and developing curriculum for Executive Masters Degree Program in Public Administration

2009 – present
Instructor, University of Phoenix Teaching Business


  • 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


  • President, Queen’s Bench

  • Board of Governors, California Women Lawyersh

  • National Association of Administrative Law Judgesh

  • Golden Gate University Alumni Boardh

  • San Francisco Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Board (Neutral Member) appointed by Mayor Dianne Feinstein 1984h

  • Re-appointed by Mayor Art Agnos 1990. Awarded San Francisco Signum Laudis as President of the Rent Boardh


  • 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

  • Queen’s Bench (Bar Association) Merit Award

  • Honors, California Women Lawyers for distinguished service

  • Proclamation, City and County of San Francisco, Signum Laudis