Sophia Sim began her career in academic administration as the director of residency classification at the University of Maryland, College Park. While there, she served as the advisor to the Judicial Honor Council. Prior to her position at GW Law, Dean Sim worked at Georgetown University Law Center for fourteen years. Since 2000, she was director of admissions and oversaw the operations of the Office of Admissions. During her time there, Dean Sim was appointed to a variety of university and law school committees, including data warehousing, diversity task force, future law professors, information technology, joint-degree programs, technology users, and web redesign.
Dean Sim has been active in the governance of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and currently serves on the Board of Trustees. She had previously served on the four governing 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 workgroup. Aside from presenting at various LSAC conferences and forums, Dean Sim was the keynote speaker for the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on Prelegal Education and Admissions and has served as a panelist for the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors (NAPLA), the Midwest Association of Pre-Law Advisors (MAPLA), and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s (NAPABA) Pre-Law Conference. She is currently co-chair of the Featured Speakers Committee for the quadrennial 2016 Prelaw Advisors National Council (PLANC) Conference.