Your safety and security is important to us

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. Our largest student residence, Feil Hall, is also supported with 24-hour security. Read our annual security reports and procedures for more guidance:

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
Emergency Response Procedures 

You can also get city-wide information from the New York City Office of Emergency Management. Sign up for NYC OEM alerts about emergency events and receive important information about city services.

Campus Alerts

Stay safe! In the case of a severe weather event or other emergency, the Brooklyn Law School campus may close or delay opening. Receive alerts so you can be contacted in the event of such changes. Below is the most up-to-date information on how the campus community will be notified.

Building Access

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. Your ID card must be presented every time you enter 250 Joralemon Street and Feil Hall. Read the following protocols for individual buildings:

Visitor Policies and Guidelines

The visitor policy outlined below is designed to ensure the safety, security, and smooth functioning of Brooklyn Law School while providing a welcoming environment for guests, including prospective students, alumni, professional colleagues, and community members.

Safety Tips

Read our important tips for personal safety in NYC, safety for building residents, protecting yourself during exam periods, surviving an active shooter event, and identity theft protection:

Fire Safety

These plans provide you with important information concerning your building such as your building’s construction type (combustible or non-combustible), sprinkler systems, means of egress and fire alarms. In addition, they provide you with basic fire prevention and fire preparedness measures.

COVID-19 Update

The COVID-19 national public health emergency ended on May 11, 2023.

Brooklyn Law School strongly encourages all students, faculty, administrators, and guests to be vaccinated and stay up to date on all vaccines and boosters as recommended by the CDC (see guidelines Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC).

Anyone in the Brooklyn Law School Community who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, tests positive, or was exposed to COVID-19 should follow CDC guidelines Preventing Spread of Respiratory Viruses When You’re Sick | CDC.

Masking is welcome but not required.

Contacts & Resources

If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with the Department of Public Safety, or reach out to individual buildings through their official contact numbers. We also offer specialized hotlines for students in need.