Safety, Security, and Emergencies at Baylor Law

Emergencies are unlikely but can, and do, happen without warning. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the Baylor Law Emergency Action Plan. This easy to read 2-page document covers potential emergency situations like fire, severe weather, flood, and extreme situations such as an active shooter scenario.


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There is no current emergency or safety situation at Baylor Law. In the event of an emergency affecting the Umphrey Law Center, this text, and the main page of the Baylor Law website will be updated.

Be Prepared
In Case of Emergency


IF Instructed to SEEK SHELTER
  • Seek shelter immediately – in a Severe Weather Shelter Area - when signaled by Baylor Alert! message, or when instructed to do so by Building Emergency Coordinators.
    • Severe Weather Shelter Areas
      • Classroom wing: restrooms, locker room, staircase 1 (Adjacent to rooms 127 and 236)
      • Library: Restrooms, photocopier room, staircases 3 or 5
  • Do not use elevators, and stay away from all windows, doors, and outside walls.
IF Instructed to EVACUATE
  • Leave the Law Center immediately when signaled by a fire alarm, Baylor Alert! message, or when instructed to do so by first responders or Building Emergency Coordinators.
    • Do not take noncritical items while evacuating
    • Use only stairs and avoid elevators
    • Move to Evacuation Assembly Point: the walkway near the Mayborn Museum (east of the Baylor Law Parking Lot).
    • Call 254-710-2222 if anyone needs additional assistance
    • Do not re-enter until the “all clear” is provided by a Building Emergency Coordinator
  • If you are inside, stay where you are. 
  • Shut and lock all windows, exterior, and interior doors.
  • If possible, turn off air conditioners, heaters, and fans (in the event of a chemical release).
  • Turn on a radio, TV or @BaylorAlert on Twitter for further instructions.
Medical Emergencies
  • Dial 911 and/or Baylor Police x2222
  • AED’s (automatic external defibrillators) are located throughout the Law Center and are marked with plastic AED markers to aid in quickly locating them.
    • 1st Floor – In Library, behind the counter
    • 1st Floor – In classroom wing near the elevator
    • 2nd Floor – Across from Room 234
    • 2nd Floor – Library by stairwell near study carrels
    • 3rd Floor – Near office 314D
    • 3rd Floor – Near 302B
  • A Stop the Bleed Kit with tourniquets and other devices to control bleeding is located in the first-floor Student Lounge, 180º from the entrance to the Law School Café.
  • If a student organization would like to arrange a CPR training for law students, please talk to Dean Rispoli.


Reporting a Crime
  • Baylor University encourages everyone on campus - including students at Baylor Law - to immediately report crimes and other emergencies to the University Police by calling (254) 710-2222 (x2222 from any campus phone).


Non-Emergency Situations
  • Baylor University Police can be reached in non-emergency situations at x2221
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