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A member of the Washington State Bar, Professor DeForrest was born and raised on a small farm outside of Anacortes, Washington. He graduated from Western Washington University in 1992 with a degree in history. He attended Gonzaga University School of Law as a Thomas More Scholar, and was a member of the Moot Court Council and an associated editor of the Gonzaga Law Review. After graduation from law school, Professor DeForrest sat for the Washington State Bar Exam and then clerked for the judges of the Superior Court of the State of Washington for Chelan County. In the late 1990s he was appointed as a full-time lecturer at Central Washington University’s Department of Law & Justice, where he taught criminal procedure, family law, correctional law and legal research to undergraduate students. In the fall of 2001 Professor DeForrest began teaching legal research & writing at Gonzaga University School of Law, where he is now an associate professor in the legal research & writing program. He has also taught First Amendment, professional responsibility, sentencing & corrections, and jurisprudence at the law school. Professor DeForrest’s interest in international law stems from a childhood where trips to British Columbia, Canada were a regular part of his family’s life.


Professor Mary Pat Treuthart received her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law. She began her law teaching career after serving a judicial clerkship and working for six years 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. After obtaining an LL.M. degree from Columbia Law School, Treuthart joined the Gonzaga University School of Law faculty in 1989 and became a full professor in 1998. She teaches and writes in the areas of Comparative Women’s Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, International Human Rights, and Mental Disability Law. She served as the Co-Director of the Domestic Violence Mini-Clinic and the International Human Rights Clinic.

Treuthart was a Fulbright Scholar and Lecturer at Marie Curie Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland (spring 2002). She served as a Legal Education Specialist for the ABA-CEELI program in Pristina, Kosovo (fall 2006). She spent June 2009 at Javeriana University in Cali, Colombia, studying Spanish and Colombian culture. As a member of the Center for Women and Democracy’s international delegations, she traveled to Vietnam in 2011 and Rwanda in 2013. Treuthart was a Visiting Scholar at LUISS Universita Guido Carli in Rome, Italy during fall semester 2011. Under the auspices of ABA-ROLI, she was the co-instructor of a domestic violence clinical course in Doha, Qatar in spring 2012. Treuthart taught a U.S. Supreme Court seminar in summer 2012 at Escola De Direito De São Paulo (Direito GV) Brasil. For several years, she served as the Director of the Gonzaga-in-Florence Summer Law Program.

Treuthart was a member of the Advisory Committee of the Washington Amnesty International “Stop Violence Against Women” Campaign and has provided English language instruction to adult learners through the Institute for Extended Learning in Spokane County. Recently, she joined the Board of the Center for Women and Democracy and started volunteering for Refugee Connections.

The Gonzaga International Law Society and Gonzaga Journal of International Law wish to share Professor Acharya’s Achievements in the field of International Law:

“As all of you may know, Professor Acharya has been very active in scholarship and presenting papers around the world. Recently, Professor Acharya has been elected as a member of the Executive Council for the Asian Society of International Law! The Executive Council is responsible for all of the executive functions of the Society; it is the head and brains of the entire organization. The Asian Society of International Law is an international law scientific organization that has members from mostly Asia and all over the world, including the United States. This is a very prestigious organization to be a part of, which has a working relationship with American, European, Australian, and New Zealand Societies of International law, as well as many other national Societies of International Law. Professor Acharya surprisingly did not pursue this position. Rather, those who appreciate and recognize him used their votes to make him what is now an active member of the Executive Council’s General Assembly.

Please join us in congratulating him on this new position!
Among other achievements, Professor Acharya has been elected as a member of the Multinational Maritime Security Center of Excellence in Turkey, which is a Center initiated by NATO. Also, this last summer he was honored with the title of “Senior Research Fellow of the Center for Teaching and Research of WTO Disputes”. This was given to him by Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing, China and is sponsored by China’s Ministry of Commerce! 
He is currently a part of the American branch of the International Law Society, where he serves on the Human Rights Committee, the Corporate Human Rights Committee, and the International Law Teaching Committee, and he is also undertaking a project that examines the fulfillment of the U.S. obligation for Human Rights, specifically focusing on security and human rights, which will be a report submitted to the UN Human Rights Commission.
These are just a few of his accomplishments, as Professor Acharya has published many articles, presented on many topics, and participated in many memberships internationally. 
The International Law Society and Gonzaga Journal of International Law is proud to have him as an advisor as we all are to have him here as a professor.
Congratulations Professor Acharya!