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 Law School offers several health and accident insurance options, from a basic plan to additional coverage, administered through a third party agency, as well as basic dental coverage. Students meeting the credit requirement are automatically enrolled in the Mandatory Student Injury Only Plan at no cost. Additionally, students can acquire Voluntary Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan at their low cost, which provides expanded coverage, including spouses and dependent children.
Staying fit and healthy is essential as you take on the challenge of Law School. We recognize the importance of helping you perform at your peak and have provided a variety of resources to help you maintain your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being for the three or four years that you are with us.
From kayaking to a pickup game of soccer in the local park, Brooklyn Heights is brimming with opportunities for exercise. There is a broad selection of yoga classes, pilates, and fitness centers, and a wide variety of athletic programs. Many students opt to put on their running gear and jog through our beautiful city (two popular routes are across the Brooklyn Bridge and back or through Brooklyn Heights and along the Promenade).
The Law School also organizes wellness events throughout the school year and can refer you to a wide variety of organizations dedicated to supporting you with more specific health issues. The Law School's student organizations organize a variety of annual programs, such as the SBA Softball Game and Race Judicata, as well as organizations devoted to tennis and yoga for ongoing fitness.
Ultimately, our central location, in the midst of a bustling, urban community, provides a wealth of resources that are all available to you, whether you need a doctor’s referral or guidance finding the support you need.