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In January 2011, the new law school building opened. Named for UM chancellor emeritus and former law professor Robert Khayat, the state-of-the-art, LEED-certified learning facility has been designed to facilitate community interaction among students and between students and faculty. The building also is designed to enhance clinical experiences for students and to host conferences for lawyers, judges and legal scholars.

The new School of Law features classrooms designed to encourage active learning among law students. The classrooms also accommodate the latest technology used by both faculty and students. An assortment of classroom sizes enables us to offer a number of small and medium-sized classes, providing an outstanding learning experience for our students.


  • Lecture theater (sits 220)
  • State-of-the-art library with reading room, special collections room and computer lab
  • Student organizations suite
  • Group study rooms
  • Distance-learning room
  • Career Services interview rooms
  • Mississippi Law Journal suite
  • Civil Legal Clinic suite
  • Moot Court suite (two courtrooms and staff offices)
  • Café and dining room
  • Student Lounge
  • Courtyard


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Located amongst the rolling hills of Lafayette county, the University of Mississippi’s main campus is centered in Oxford, Miss., about 70 miles south of Memphis, Tenn. It is composed of numerous academic buildings, including the College of Liberal Arts; the School of Accountancy; the School of Business Administration; the School of Education; the School of Engineering; the School of Pharmacy; the Graduate School; the School of Law and the School of Applied Sciences. The School of Medicine is located in Jackson, Miss.

Named one of the safest campuses in the country and the safest in the SEC by Daily Beast magazine, the Ole Miss campus comprises 640 acres, but the layout of the academic buildings is compact. One of its most noteworthy features includes the Grove, an 11-acre park notoriously named as one of the most beautiful collegiate tailgating spots in the country. The Grove also hosts campus events and concerts, and is a perfect spot for students looking to study or relax. The university’s well-groomed campus also is comprised of newly renovated residence halls, a performing arts center and sports venues in addition to academic buildings. The Robert C. Khayat Law building is located on the southeast corner of the campus.

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The city of Oxford is nestled in the green countryside of north-central Mississippi, about 70 miles south of Memphis, Tenn. and 25 miles east of the culturally rich Mississippi Delta.  Oxford was given its name after Oxford, England, in hopes of establishing the first university in Mississippi, what is now the University of Mississippi.  It is home to a dynamic community of artists, musicians and literary figures, namely the Nobel Prize winning author, William Faulkner, and contains approximately 19,000 residents outside of the university.

Travel & Leisure magazine named Oxford one of the “top 10 coolest college towns in America”, and if you visit, it’s easy to see why.  The historic town square is the hub of the city, boasting urban amenities and small town charm to make it the perfect combination of quaint and cultured. Its eateries rival any around, offering ethnic and gourmet flavors and three amazing restaurants owned by James Beard award-winning chef, John Currence.

And whether you’re into literary art, music, theatre or dance, Oxford has something for you.  William Faulkner’s Rowan Oak as well as numerous literary conferences and programs (think Oxford Conference for the Book and Thacker Mountain Radio show) have literary buffs flocking to visit each year.   Square Books, Oxford’s independently owned bookstore, has been described by New Yorker magazine as being as good or better than any in New York City, and Oxford has been home at one time or another to literary greats Willie Morris, John Grisham, Larry Brown and Richard Ford.

If live music is what you’re searching for, you’ll find it nearly every night on and off the Square.  The Lyric, named a top 100 music venue by Pollster magazine, brings in some of the best musical acts around. The day-long Double Decker Arts Festival also attracts regional artists and national musical talent each spring to the Oxford Square.

Learn more about Oxford.