Brooklyn Law School Policies & Reports
The following is the official and most recently updated list of Brooklyn Law School Policies and Procedures that clarify the Law School’s expectations, strive to improve efficiency and effectiveness, and support legal compliance. This list will be updated periodically as necessary and at the Law School’s discretion.
Although effort will be made to ensure that all reproductions of the policies on this list and on other pages of the Brooklyn Law School website or in Brooklyn Law School publications are the most current, this list prevails where there is a conflict. We hope you find this list convenient and helpful.
Animals on Law School Property
CARES Act Disclosures
Brooklyn Law School has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. As a recipient of these funds, Brooklyn Law School is required to make the following disclosures:
Brooklyn Law School has received $1,415,358 in emergency financial aid grants for students through the CARES Act, the CRSSA, and SSARP.
To date, Brooklyn Law School has distributed $1,128,010.40 in emergency financial aid grant to 594 students through the CARES Act, the CRSSA, and SSARP.
Brooklyn Law School estimates that, in total, up to 685 students were/are eligible for emergency financial aid grants through the CARES Act, the CRSSA, and SSARP since the programs began in 2020.
During the July 1 – September 30, 2022, quarter, $491,764 was distributed to 73 students. 73 students were eligible for aid during the July 1 – September 30, 2022 quarter.
During the April 1 – June 30, 2022, quarter, $18,000 was distributed to 18 students. 18 students were eligible for aid during the April 1 – June 30, 2022 quarter. (Please note that the determination of eligibility and the awarding of aid are usually made early in the semester, so figures for April 1 – June 30 and October 1 – December 31 quarters will seem lower than expected).
During the January 1 – March 31, 2022, quarter, $280,150 was distributed to 208 students. 208 students were eligible for aid during the January 1 – March 31, 2022 quarter.
During the October 1 – December 31,2021 quarter, $2,150 was distributed to 2 students. 2 students were eligible for aid during the October 1 – December 31 quarter. (Please note that the determination of eligibility and the awarding of aid are usually made early in the semester, so figures for April 1 – June 30 and October 1 – December 31 quarters will seem lower than expected).
During the July 1 – September 30, 2021 quarter, $90,000 was distributed to 39 students. 39 students were eligible for aid during the July 1 – September 30, 2021 quarter.
Brooklyn Law School uses the following methodology to determine which students receive Federal CARES Act Grants and how much they receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act:
Federal Cares Act Grants are awarded by the Office of Financial Aid.
- Students must have significant unmet need based on their EFC, Institutional scholarships/grants, and law school federal student loan debt.
- Students must have a current FAFSA on file to receive Federal Cares Act funding. Exceptions are made for international students who are not eligible for federal student loans, and because of this, are not eligible to complete the FAFSA.
Brooklyn Law School has disclosed the following guidance regarding Federal Cares Act Funding. Students must use Federal Cares Act Grants to cover to educational and emergency expenses such as:
- Brooklyn Law School tuition/fees/housing
- Off-campus rent
- Basic needs such as food, personal living expenses, and clothing
- Medical expenses not covered by insurance
- Housing displacement due to unsafe or unhealthy conditions
- Emergency travel to care for immediate family members
- Computer related expenses
- Other Covid-related emergencies
- Students may request emergency funding by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federal Cares Act Grants are part of the students’ Cost of Attendance and financial aid package. Federal Cares Act Grants are not loans and will not need to be repaid.
To date, Brooklyn Law School has received an additional $1,052,871 from the CARES Act, CRSSA, and the ARP Act: $803,981 from the institution portions of Section (a)(1) of these Acts and $248,890 from CARES Act Section (a)(3) funding. Brooklyn Law School has chosen to use this additional funding to support the development of online and hybrid courses that will allow the School to continue to educate students during the pandemic, and to provide evidence-based interventions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including surveillance testing and PPE for faculty and staff.
The following quarterly summaries detail how much of this funding Brooklyn Law School has used and for what purposes:
- Summary for April 1 – June 30, 2020
- Summary for July 1 – September 30, 2020
- Summary for October 1 – December 31, 2020
- Summary for January 1 – March 31, 2021
- Summary for April 1 – June 30, 2021
- Summary for July 1 – September 30, 2021
- Summary for October 1 – December 31, 2021
- Summary for January 1 – March 31, 2022 – FINAL REPORT
- Summary for April 1 – June 30, 2022
- Summary for July 1 – September 30, 2022 – P425E201645
- Summary for July 1 – September 30, 2022 – P425S21003
- Summary for July 1 – September 30, 2022 – P425T220291
Drugs and Alcohol
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Brooklyn Law School is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and non-discrimination in the education and employment of qualified persons. It prohibits discrimination and all forms of harassment based on race, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran or military status, sex, marital status, citizenship status, criminal record and any other legally protected status in admissions, hiring, firing, workplace terms and conditions, classroom settings, student and faculty housing, study-abroad programs, and Law School-sponsored events. Such behavior is unlawful and will not be tolerated.
No Smoking Policy
Subpoena and Service of Process
Title IX/Sexual Misconduct
ANNUAL SECURITY AND FIRE SAFETY REPORT NOTIFICATION
As required by the Jeanne Clery Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f), the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the Brooklyn Law School campus is available on the BLS website at www.brooklaw.edu/campussafetyreport.
The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as crime prevention, crime reporting policies, fire safety, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by BLS; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from campus.
If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, you can request that a copy be mailed to you by sending an email to email@example.com.
As per NYS Education Law Article 129-A, The BLS Advisory Committee on Campus Safety will provide upon request all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education. Department of Public Safety staff will perform this task on behalf of the Committee by providing the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report to those individuals who request the crime statistics. Crime statistics can also be reviewed at the US Department of Education website at http://ope.ed.gov/security.