For students entering in Fall 2018


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



Minimum Requirements


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

  • Supported operating system (see below)
  • Supported web browser (see below)
  • Webcam
  • Speakers and/or headphones
  • Microphone
  • High speed internet connection


Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or newer
  • Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10) or newer


While it may be possible to complete much of your coursework with a tablet or other mobile device, only laptop or desktop computers that meet the minimum requirements are officially supported.


Supported Web Browsers:


The two most recent versions of the following web browsers are supported:

  • Internet Explorer (Windows only)
  • Edge (Windows only)
  • Safari (Mac only)
  • Chrome
  • Firefox


We highly recommend updating your web browser to the current version. Other web browsers and older versions of the web browsers listed above may work but are not officially supported.



Discounts


If you plan to purchase a computer, discounts are available from the following vendors:


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 fromĀ software.wfu.edu