Hardware and Software Standards

Minimum* Power User
  • Intel® Core i5
  • 500 GB hard drive
  • 4 GB RAM (memory)
  • 256M RAM video memory
  • CD-RW /DVD Drive
  • Flat-panel 19" display
  • 100/1000 mbps high-speed connection
  • Windows 7 64-bit/Mac OS X 10.7
  • Warranty: 3-year On-site
  • Intel® 2nd Gen CoreTM i7
  • 1 TB hard drive
  • 8 GB RAM (memory)
  • 512M video memory
  • CD-RW /DVD/RW Drive
  • Flat-panel 19" display
  • 1000 mbps high-speed connection
  • Windows 7 64-bit/Mac OS X 10.7
  • Warranty: 3-year On-site

* While these specifications are the current minimum standards, the Law IT department typically tries to provide better than the minimum configuration.

Laptop Hardware Specification (Faculty, Staff and Students)

Minimum*

  • Intel® Core i5
  • 120 GB hard drive
  • 4 GB RAM (memory)
  • 256 RAM video memory
  • CD-RW /DVD Drive
  • Wireless: 802.11 a/g/n wireless (WPA2-enterprise compatible)
  • 100/1000 high-speed connection
  • Windows 7 64-bit /Mac OS X 10.7
  • Warranty: 3-year On-site (Next Business Day) AND complete damage recovery warranty

* While these specifications are the current minimum standards, the Law IT department typically tries to provide better than the minimum configuration.

Software applications we provide and support are:

  • MS Office 2010/Office For Mac 2011 (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access if needed) - Faculty, staff, students (purchased thru NU)
  • Corel WordPerfect - Faculty
  • Symantec Anti-Virus Software - Faculty, staff, students
  • Internet Explorer, Mozilla, or Safari browsers - Faculty, staff, students
  • Outlook 2010 email client - Faculty, staff
  • Adobe Acrobat Products - Faculty, staff, students
  • Statistical software - Faculty
  • Other software or technical applications, as needed

The University provides NetIDs and passwords for Internet e-mail, and access to resources on the University backbone. The Law Library provides IDs for the Lexis and Westlaw databases. Training for software or research databases is available through the IT Department or the Law Library, as appropriate.