Our job in IT is to support the School of Law community's technology needs in whatever form they may arise. Email email@example.com for help or questions about any of the information below. Additionally, the main University has several resources which can answer your questions.
Recommended Computers For Law Students
One of the most important functions your laptop will serve during your law school career will be to take exams. Currently we utilize ExamSoft's Examplify software. Before purchasing a laptop please check the minimum requirements for use with Examplify.
A 3 or 4 year warranty will cover your laptop from manufacturer's defects for the duration of your legal studies and may also cover it as you study for and take your state's bar examination.
PLEASE NOTE we do not currently support the use of iPads, Chromebooks, or tablets for examinations. Additionally, Microsoft Surface and Surface Pro laptop/tablets have several hardware and software compatibility issues with Examplify, the software you will be using for your exams. Before buying one please contact us for advice, and if you have one already please check with us to see if we can make it compatible.
macOS 11 (Big Sur) or better
- Intel – Windows 11 compatible 11th generation Core mobile processor or better
- AMD - Windows 11 compatible Ryzen 5 Zen+ or Zen 2 processor or better
We recommend the i5 processor or better which should serve you better over your law school career. Similarly, with AMD based CPU's we recommend a recent generation Ryzen 5 or better processor.
PLEASE NOTE that the exam software that we currently use does not support devices that utilize ARM-based processors, which are used in many Microsoft Surface and Surface Pro laptops.
Windows 10 (Alternate versions of Windows 10 and Windows 11, such as Windows RT and Windows 10 and 11 S, are NOT supported at this time)
Memory: At least 8gb RAM, preferably more.
Storage Drive: At least 256 GB.
Video: HDMI out preferred. USB-C to HDMI adapters exist.
As a student you have access to Microsoft Word and several other software packages.
Examsoft / Examplify
Instructions for using exam software will be sent to your email before finals. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and support.