Welcome Students

The University of Mississippi School of Law (Ole Miss Law) was established in 1854. It has produced distinguished alumni who have been leaders in the legal profession. Many of those alumni have also served as U.S. senators, governors, mayors and even a best-selling author. The law school’s faculty members have helped shape the law in Mississippi, the United States and even the world, so you are probably wondering, how is the University of Mississippi School of Law a new law school? I’m happy to answer that.

The law school is housed in LEED certified, Robert C. Khayat Law Center. Opened in January of 2011, it is one of the newest, most technologically advanced and most beautiful law school buildings in the country.

Ole Miss Law created an innovative two week skills session which began in January of 2013. The two-week courses will range from Contract Negotiation and Drafting to Advanced Evidence and Creating a Movie Deal. The classes will be taught by the law school’s faculty in conjunction with lawyers and judges from around the state and nation. This program allows students to apply the information they have learned in the classroom in a practical setting, which will help them as they seek employment. There is no other law school program like this in the U.S.

We have even changed the focus of the law library. Unlike the traditional law library that is a warehouse for books, the Grisham Law Library at Ole Miss Law is a place of collaborative or quiet study in comfortable surroundings. Students, faculty and practicing lawyers have access to infinite information from anywhere in the world through the library’s electronic databases.

Finally, unlike other law schools which are focused on preparing you for their past, we are dedicated to preparing you for your future.

We hope you will join us at our new law school on the historic Ole Miss campus, in the wonderful town of Oxford. Please email me at igershon@olemiss.edu if I can be of service.


Dean Richard Gershon