College of Law

Sarah Busse

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Phone: 865-974-4131
Office: Room 161
Sarah Busse


MA, Liberal Studies, State University of New York at Stony Brook

BS, Psychology and Minor in Business Communications, State University of New York College at Oneonta


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.

Busse serves on the National Recruitment Calendar Workgroup of the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). She previously served with LSAC on the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Workgroup and as a faculty member for the New Admissions Training Workshop.

Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, baking, and spending time with her husband and their three children.