The GW Law community welcomes Sophia Sim, Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid. Associate Dean Sim joins the Law School after serving for 14 years in admissions at Georgetown University Law Center; she had been Director of Admissions since 2000.
“I’m excited to join GW Law. The Law School is distinguished not only by its long history, but also by its engagement in shaping the future of legal education,” says Associate Dean Sim. “GW Law has so much to offer—the excellence of its faculty, the depth and range of its course offerings, and the caliber of its students.”
During her time at Georgetown, Associate Dean Sim was appointed to several university committees, including data warehousing, diversity task force, future law professors, information technology, joint degree programs, technology users, and web redesign.
She has been active in the governance of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and has been appointed to four standing committees: audit; finance and legal; services and programs; and test, development, and research. During her time on the Services and Programs Committee, she was Co-Chair of the global admissions work group and presented at various LSAC conferences and forums. In addition, Associate Dean Sim was a keynote speaker on pre-legal education and admission to the globalized law school at the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) annual conference. She also has served as a panelist at the National Asian Pacific Bar Association Pre-Law Conference, the Mid-Atlantic Prelaw Advisors Conference, and the Northeast Association of Prelaw Advisors Conference.
“Sophia Sim is a powerhouse," says Paul Schiff Berman, Dean and Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law. "She not only has extensive knowledge of the law school admissions world, but more important she has the energy, creativity, and vision to make GW Law's admissions office the best in the country in outreach, student service, and dynamic new recruitment initiatives. I am thrilled to work with her to reinvent what a law school admissions program can be."
Prior to working in law school admissions, Associate Dean Sim was a Director of Academic Affairs at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she was appointed as an Advisor to the Judicial Honor Council. She received a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.