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:
To date, Brooklyn Law School has received $125,555 in emergency financial aid grants for students.
As of October 31, 2020, $107,851 has been distributed to 116 students.
Brooklyn Law School believes that 703 students were eligible Emergency Financial Aid Grants in spring 2020.
To date, Brooklyn Law School has received an additional $374,445 in CARES Act funding: $125,555 from the institution portion of Section (a)(1) and $249,890 from 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.
The following quarterly summaries detail how much of this funding Brooklyn Law School has used and for what purposes:
Brooklyn Law School has used the following methodology to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act:
- Students must complete an online application at BLS Connect > Finance > Student Support Fund
- Students apply for any amount up to $1,000. If their application is accepted, they will receive the amount they request.
- Students must be federal student loan borrowers. If they complete the SSL application, and did not borrow a federal student loan in the current term, they are required to have a FAFSA on their account.
Students at Brooklyn Law School have been given the following guidance regarding the Emergency Financial Aid Grants:
- Emergency Financial Aid Grants are expected to help students cover expenses such as the following:
- Basic needs such as access to food and shelter
- Medical expenses that are not covered by insurance
- Housing displacement due to unsafe or unhealthy conditions
- Emergency travel to care for immediate family members
- Computer-related expenses due to the transition to online learning
- Students are advised that any award that they are granted will be considered part of their financial aid package.
- Students are advised that Emergency Financial Aid Grants are not loans and will not need to be repaid.
- Students are advised that all requests will be reviewed by the committee and you will be contacted if we need clarification or any additional information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.