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.
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.
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.
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.
Inclement Weather Policy
In the case of inclement weather, Baylor Law will follow the same opening/closing schedule as the main Baylor campus.
If classes or exams are canceled or delayed, the local media outlets will be contacted by 7:00 a.m., and they will announce the closing or delay.
We will attempt to post the closing/delay our web page and to notify all students by email and social media.
If classes are not cancelled, but a particular professor needs to cancel a class, we will attempt to notify students by email.
If classes are not cancelled, students are expected to use good judgment to determine if they can safely drive to Baylor Law. We care about the safety of our students and we expect each student to make a prudent decision about attendance in inclement weather.
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).
Baylor University Police can be reached in non-emergency situations at x2221