For students entering in Fall 2018


These requirements apply to all students enrolling in on-campus degree programs at the School of Law. This includes JD, LLM, and SJD degrees. There are separate computer requirements for the online MSL degree and certificate programs.



Minimum Requirements


Students are required to have a laptop computer that meets the following requirements:

  • Supported operating system (see below)
  • Memory: 4 GB minimum
  • Storage: 120 GB minimum
  • Wireless: 802.11ac Wi‑Fi
  • Webcam


Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10  *Windows 10 S is not supported
  • macOS High Sierra (10.13)


*You must have administrator privileges on the laptop and virtualization software may not be used to run the operating system.


Laptop computers running Chrome OS (Chromebooks), Windows 10 S, older versions of Windows, and older versions of macOS do not meet the minimum requirements. Tablet-style computers must run a supported operating system (iOS, Android, and Windows variants are not supported).


Support is not available for computers that do not have a licensed copy of the operating system.



Preferred Vendors


While students may use any laptop computer that meets the minimum requirements, students who plan to purchase a computer are encouraged to consider Apple or Dell. Discounts are available on purchases from these vendors.


Wake Forest University is an authorized service provider for Apple and Dell. There is no charge for warranty repairs. Charges for parts and labor apply if the computer is not under warranty or is damaged.


Apple


Discounts are available on Apple computers through the Wake Forest University bookstore and the Apple Education Store.


Dell


Discounts are available on Dell computers through the Wake Forest University bookstore.



Software


Microsoft Office


Office 365 is available at no charge while enrolled as a student at the School of Law. This software suite includes Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. It is available for Windows, Mac and mobile devices.


Download from software.wfu.edu


Adobe Creative Cloud


Creative Cloud is available at no charge while enrolled as a student at the School of Law. This software suite includes Adobe Acrobat Pro DC for creating and editing PDF documents. It is available for Windows, Mac and mobile devices.


Download from software.wfu.edu