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Ashley Salas

Ashley Salas

Adjunct Professor

J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law, cum laude

B.A., University of California at Berkeley in Political Science, and Environmental Earth Science

A.A., San Diego Mesa College in American Sign Language – English Interpretation

Prof. Salas (pronouns: she/ her) practices Administrative Law before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).  She is a Telecommunications Regulatory and Policy Attorney at The Utility Reform Network (TURN), a non-profit utilities consumer advocacy organization, where she has worked since 2016.  Her practice focuses on public-purpose programs, including the low-income LifeLine phone program, broadband infrastructure grant programs, and digital literacy grant programs.  She advocates for policies to bridge the digital divide and remove barriers perpetuating digital discriminatory practices before the California Public Utilities Commission, the Federal Communication Commission, California Legislature, and state appellate courts, including the California Supreme Court.

Professor Salas graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2015.  While a student, Ashley had the honor and privilege to intern for the Honorable John A. Houston at the United States District Court for the Southern District of California; San Diego County Alternate Public Defender; United States Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Division of Parks and Wildlife; Office of the United States Attorney, Civil Division; and Office of the San Diego City Attorney, Advisory Division.  She also was the President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) and President of the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF).  As a TJSL National Trial Team member, she competed with the team winning The Most Professional Team Award at the McGeorge National Ethics Trial Competition.  After graduating, Ashley served on the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors from 2018 to 2019.

In addition to her legal work, Professor Salas serves on the Board of Directors for a wildlife conservation non-profit, Global Conservation Force, Inc. (GCF), and is a native bee hobbyist.

Professor Salas will be teaching the Intra-school Moot Court Competition.