Mike Sims


An attorney and 27-year veteran in legal education, Mike Sims 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 state-specific and national components of the nation’s bar exams and knowledge of the legal education landscape have established him as the go-to expert for insights into legal education trends and challenges.

Mike’s work life hasn’t always been focused on the law. His jobs in high school and college 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 law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. He then did brief stints 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 children, Megan and Matthew. Further reinforcing his alliterative bent, Mike’s dogs are Mystic and Mighty. In his spare time, Mike is a tournament bass fisherman. When not on the water chasing the “big one,” he is an avid gardener and theater buff.