Mike Sims


An attorney and 29-year veteran in legal education, Mike Sims is the President and Chief Growth Officer of BARBRI Global. He works closely with leading law school administrators, faculty, and students to improve law school and bar exam results. Mike has an operating philosophy centered on student success and its positive impact on the legal field as a whole. His formidable grasp of the nation’s bar exams and knowledge of the legal education landscape have established him as a go-to expert for insights into legal education trends and challenges.

Mike’s work life hasn’t always been focused on the law. His high school and college jobs ranged from working as a butcher, a farmer, and a disk jockey at three different radio stations before earning a B.S. in agricultural education from Texas A&M and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. He then worked in national and Texas politics, serving as special assistant to U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen and, later, as chief clerk for the State Affairs Committee of the Texas House of Representatives.

Mike and his wife, Michelle, have two grown children, Megan and Matthew, and two dogs Mystic and Mighty (see a pattern?). In his spare time, Mike is a tournament bass fisherman, avid gardener and theater buff.