Rocket Fuel

Faculty: Ruth Astle, J.D.

faculty bio
Ruth Astle Samas
Adjunct Professor

Public Administration

San Francisco, Online
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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, Queens 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

Queens Bench (Bar Association) Merit Award

Honors, California Women Lawyers for distinguished service

Proclamation, City and County of San Francisco, Signum Laudis