Meet the Staff


Sarah Busse
Director

E-mail: sbusse@utk.edu
Phone: 865-974-4131

Sarah Busse joined UT Law in July 2016. As director of admissions and financial aid, she is responsible for the planning, management, and implementation of law student recruitment, admissions, and financial aid. She reports directly to the dean and is responsible for the supervision of the admissions staff. She also frequently coordinates and communicates with the Admissions Committee.

Busse formerly served as the director of admissions programs and recruitment for Cornell University Law School, where she had been a member of the admissions team since 2004. Prior to that, Busse worked in recruitment for Cornell Law’s Career Services Office and in communications for Cornell’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management.

 


Janet Hatcher
Associate Director

E-mail: hatcher@utk.edu
Phone: 865-974-4131

Janet Hatcher began her career with the College of Law in 1979, serving as the college’s financial aid coordinator. She moved into the position of associate director of admissions in 2016. In her role, she meets with students to address their concerns about admissions and financial aid. She also awards College of Law scholarships and manages the scholarship accounts. She serves as a liaison with other departments on campus to assist students with residency and other concerns.


Celisse Lambert
Assistant Director

E-mail: clambert@utk.edu
Phone: 865-974-4131

Celisse Lambert joined UT Law in February 2018. As assistant director of admissions, she recruits, counsels, and advises potential students on the application process, the basics of financial aid, and the benefits of attending UT Law. Additionally, she oversees the recruiting plan to attract a diverse student body nationally and locally, while also finding new ways to reach applicants digitally with the use of social media and/or on-line marketing.

Before joining UT, Celisse was in general practice at a law firm outside of Philadelphia. She also worked at HSBC Bank as an anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing investigator.


Carolyn Dossett
Senior Admissions Specialist, Recruiting Coordinator

E-mail: cdossett@utk.edu
Phone: 865-974-4131