The Political Science Pre-Law faculty members are committed to preparing students for successful completion of the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and providing thorough preparation for first-year law school. Faculty members and practicing professionals are committed to providing a rigorous program, sharpening essential skills, and equipping students for further legal training. Each Pre-Law professor is highly qualified and has advanced degrees in one or more of the subfields of the legal profession.

Our faculty members are committed to the precepts of a biblical Christian worldview and are engaged in the study of law as an expression of ministry and service. Through teaching and mentoring, they encourage students toward thoughtful Christian reflection as they pursue further legal training and advancement in the legal profession.

Click on a faculty member's name below to learn more about that person.

Peter Rhetts; MPA, JD Asst Prof; Business peter.rhetts@indwes.edu Department - Liberal Studies Division - *General Studies & Electives


Dr. Rhetts was born and raised in Grant County, Indiana. He attended Indiana University for all three of his degrees. He was in the first graduating class of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He became a Christian in 1989. Eventually, he worked for a missions organization focusing on compliance and deferred giving. He felt led again by the Lord to enter full-time teaching at the university level which is what he is doing now.

Educational Background:

  • A.B., 1973, Indiana University
  • M.P.A., 1975, Indiana University
  • J.D., 1981, Indiana University (Indianapolis)


Dr. Rhetts has participated in numerous legal endeavors. In particular, he participated in the preparation and submission of an Internal Revenue Service Letter Rulings concerning charitable trusts. Also, he has guided students through a real nonprofit entity formation and application for IRC 501(c)(3), which was successful. His greatest interest is in researching the need for advanced (university) level training in Christian nonprofit management settings.

Contact Us


Visit Campus

Discover Campus Life for Yourself