Mike Sims

President; BARBRI

If there's anything to know about U.S. bar exams and student success, Mike Sims knows it.

A 31-year veteran in legal education, Mike works closely with leading law school administrators, faculty, and students to improve law school and bar exam results. Under Mike's leadership, BARBRI has remained the consistent market leader in U.S. bar preparation.

With an operating philosophy centering on student success and its positive impact on the legal field as a whole, Mike relates to stakeholders at all levels, from 3L students starting bar prep to professors and administrators. 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 media and other wanting 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 disc 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.

Outside of work, Mike is an active volunteer in the Jewish community as a past president of Temple Emanu-El in Dallas and current member of the North American Board of the URJ, the Commission on Social Action for the Religious Action Center, and the North Texas Board of the American Jewish Committee. Most Sunday mornings during the school year, you can find Mike teaching 10th grade Confirmation at Temple Emanu-El, which he has done for 15 years.

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