Opening delayed for new Ole Miss law school

OXFORD – Winter weather has pushed back the projected opening date for the new law school facility at the University of Mississippi.

Ole Miss Law Dean Samuel M. Davis said 69 working days above the seasonal averages have been lost to weather. As a result, the Robert C. Khayat Law Center will not be ready for occupancy before October; the original target date was early August.

The three-story, 130,000-square-foot building lacks the installation of some windows before being declared fully “in the dry,” Davis said.

Faculty and staff will begin moving into the new building in November and December, with classes set to begin there in January.