Read here to learn a bit about our main campus buildings, at 250 Joralemon Street and One Boerum Place, and familiarize yourself with the resources within the surrounding neighborhood.
Transportation & Parking
We are primarily a pedestrian community, served by the Court Street-Borough Hall transportation hub that is adjacent to the main school building. It's an expansive subway system that will connect you to any point within New York City’s five boroughs.
Although you can accomplish almost everything on foot or by bike, there are times when you might need a car. While we discourage you from bringing one as it can be costly to park, there are garages close by where you can park on an hourly, daily, or even monthly basis, should you decide to do so. Alternatively, you can take advantage of the many rental choices available in the area, including the national car rental agencies, or Zip Car, a popular choice among students, that allows you to rent a car for as little as ten dollars per hour, including gas.
Safety & Security
Brooklyn Heights is a densely populated neighborhood, where it is safe to walk around during the day and night. There is 24-7 security at the main Law School building at 250 Joralemon Street and One Boerum Place. Our largest student residence, Feil Hall, is also supported with 24-hour security.
All members of the BLS community are required to have a valid Brooklyn Law School identification card, which should be carried at all times. Brooklyn Law School ID cards are issued to entering students and all employees. Once you have been issued an ID card, you will receive a validation sticker at the beginning of each academic year. Your ID card must be presented every time you enter 250 Joralemon Street, One Boerum Place, and Feil Hall.
The Brooklyn Law School Bookstore is a great resource for all your school-related needs, from textbooks to apparel and gifts. The bookstore hours are Mon, Wed & Thu 9 am to 5 pm, Tue 9 am to 6 pm and Fri 9 am to 4 pm. You can also shop online at www.brooklaw.edu/bookstore.
Barnes & Noble is just a few blocks away from the Law School, and Court Street Office Supplies, one-half block away, is a convenient resource for school supplies.
Library & Research
Our expansive library, covering four floors, provides a comfortable environment where you can spread out for the long or short haul, with full Internet access, and assistance from our outstanding team of professional librarians and assistants.
Meeting and Studying Venues
The Law School is a hub of activity during the day with students moving between classes, faculty offices, the library and dining hall in our eleven-story building. In the midst of it all, there are a variety of places to take refuge, or catch up with friends. The Student Lounge is located on the ground floor in the lobby of the school’s main building on Joralemon Street.
Geraldo’s, a student lounge on the ground floor of Feil Hall, our new state-of-the art residence, offers a casual meeting place for all of our students. The Jeffrey D. Forchelli Center, on the top floor of the building, offers panoramic views of New York Harbor, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Lower Manhattan, as well as a 360-degree view of surrounding Brooklyn. It is a breathtaking space and a frequent venue for luncheons, conferences, receptions, and Law School events throughout the year.
Similarly, the Subotnick Conference Center, on the tenth and eleventh floors of the Law School’s main building, hosts a full calendar of academic and social events throughout the school year.
To keep your valuables safe while you are in class, lockers are provided where you can store your personal belongings. Restrooms are located conveniently on each floor of the school’s main building.
BLSConnect, the Law School’s Portal, is an essential information source that will keep you up-to-date on important announcements, including class schedules, as well as upcoming academic and social events.
Additional coverage of campus news, events, key announcements, and rotating photos of campus life are also displayed on digital monitors, prominently placed in the lobby and on the fourth floor of the main building.
Information and flyers about upcoming events are also posted on notice boards throughout the main building.
Places of Worship
Brooklyn caters to every denomination. The neighborhoods that surround us are filled with churches, temples, and meeting halls and you will easily find your community or affiliation.
Office of Student Affairs
For more information on student services and amenities, our Office of Student Affairs is the primary advocate and administrative liaison for the student body. The office is responsible for enhancing quality of life for students through support of student groups, accommodations for disabilities, assistance with ethical issues, academic advising, counseling, securing Law School services, and publishing resources for students.