Professor Treuthart began her law teaching career after serving a judicial clerkship and working at Warren County Legal Services in New Jersey as a staff attorney and the program director where her primary caseload consisted of civil cases including family law, domestic violence, housing, consumer, public entitlements, and civil commitment matters. Prof. Treuthart joined the Gonzaga law faculty in 1989.
Prof. Treuthart was a Fulbright Scholar and Lecturer at Marie Curie Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland (spring 2002) and served as a Legal Specialist for the ABA-CEELI program in Pristina, Kosovo (Fall 2006). Along with Gonzaga colleague Professor Megan Ballard, she spent July 2009 at Javeriana University in Cali, Colombia, studying Spanish and Colombian culture. She is a faculty advisor to the Gonzaga Journal of International Law and served as a coach to the Jessup Moot Court team.
She has a long-standing commitment to social justice and human rights issues, particularly those that affect women and people with disabilities. She:
- Has provided pro bono post-conviction assistance in death penalty cases at the state and federal levels.
- Has been involved since 1990 with the Seattle-based Washington Protection and Advocacy System that provides legal services to people with disabilities, serving as the chair of the Board of Directors and the chair of the Mental Health Advisory Council.
- Is on the Board of Directors of University Legal Assistance where she co-founded the Domestic Violence Mini-clinic.
- Is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Washington Amnesty International “Stop Violence Against Women” Campaign. Professor Treuthart is a member of the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane and the Inland Northwest Death Penalty Abolition Group.
- Is a volunteer for Spokane Public Radio (KPBX/KSFC) and Habitat for Humanity.
- Has been a YWCA volunteer and has provided English language instruction to adult learners through the Institute for Extended Learning in Spokane County.
- Served as the inaugural Director of the Public Interest Law Program.
- Is the former Director of the Thomas More Scholarship Program.
- Is the former Director of the Gonzaga-in-Florence Summer Law Program.
- Is the former advisor to the Gonzaga University Mission Possible Alternative Spring Break Program.
Prof. Treuthart is a member of the Pennsylvania bar. She taught previously at Duquesne University School of Law, Nevada School of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law, and University of San Diego Institute of International and Comparative Law (Dublin). She was a consultant for the National Center on Women and Family Law in New York City and a former faculty member at the National Judicial College and the National Council on Family and Juvenile Court Judges in Reno, Nevada.
She is married to Dan Webster, a journalist and blogger for the Spokesman-Review newspaper, and her co-host on the weekly movie review program “Movies 101” at Spokane Public Radio, the regional NPR affiliate.