For students entering in Fall 2021


These requirements apply to all students enrolling in the online MSL degree and certificate programs at the School of Law. There are separate 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)
  • Speakers and/or headphones
  • Microphone
  • Webcam
  • Wi-Fi


Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows 8.1 or newer
  • macOS Mojave (10.14) 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:

  • 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.



WakeWare

 

While students may use any laptop computer that meets the minimum requirements, students who plan to purchase a computer are encouraged to consider purchasing an Apple or Lenovo computer through the WakeWare program. These competitively priced computers meet or exceed the minimum requirements. Since Wake Forest University is an authorized service provider for Apple and Lenovo, any necessary repairs can be handled conveniently on-campus.

 

View models at 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