Laptop Requirements

All incoming students are required to have a new laptop computer with at least a 3-year warranty to cover your law school career. These computers will be used for note taking, legal research, computer-based exams, and in-class participation.

Below are the MINIMUM requirements needed to support computing at the law school.

System Requirements

Windows

Operating System CPU RAM Hard Drive Size Wireless Card Backup Storage Screen Resolution
Windows 10 (version 2004 or higher) Dual-core Intel i5 or greater (Non-ARM processor) 8 GB or more 250 GB or more 802.11g/n 500 GB USB 3.0 or better 1280 x 768 or higher

MAC

Operating System CPU RAM Hard Drive Size Wireless Card Backup Storage Screen Resolution
OS X 10.14.6 Mojave better Dual-core Intel i5 or greater and M1 processors 8 GB or more 250 GB or more 802.11g/n 1 TB USB 3.0 or better 1280 x 768 or higher

Only genuine, U.S.-English, French, Portuguese, Swedish, and British versions of Windows Operating Systems are supported. Tablets are not currently supported with the exception of the Surface Pro tablet. Windows 10 S, Windows RT, Chromebooks, and Linux / Unix operating systems are not currently supported by the examination software used at FSU College of Law.

Questions
If you have questions about computing at the law school or general technology-related questions, you can contact the Florida State College of Law Technology Help Desk at 850.644.7735 or helpdesk@law.fsu.edu.

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