Technical Requirements   

Laptops - Offsite Internet Connectivity - Offsite Printing

Laptops - All incoming SHU Law students are REQUIRED to possess a laptop that meets our minimum specifications and use it for various onsite and offsite class purposes and all law school exams.  As the law school classroom experience integrates technology continuously both onsite and through remote instruction and all law school exams are taken using exam software, having and using a laptop is essential to a successful law school career.  Please check the specifications below to make sure your laptop meets the minimum standard and you are ready for class.


MINIMUM Windows Laptop Specifications

  1. CPU: Intel 5th Gen processor or better, or similar AMD processor (not Arm)
  2. Memory: 4GB or better
  3. Hard Drive: 120gb or better (SSD, hybrid, M2 or better)
  4. Screen: 13" or better on standard models
  5. Video: 720p or better
  6. Wireless: 802.11 a, g or n, or better
  7. Other Necessary Devices: USB, webcam, speakers
  8. Operating System: Windows 10 64bit (not Windows RT or Windows 10 S)


MINIMUM Mac Laptop Specifications

  1. CPU: Intel or Apple M processor
  2. Memory: 4GB or better
  3. Hard Drive: 120gb or better (SSD, hybrid, M2 or better)
  4. Screen: 13" or better on standard models
  5. Video: 720p or better
  6. Wireless: 802.11 a, g or n, or better
  7. Other Necessary Devices: USB, webcam, speakers
  8. Operating System: Mac OS 10.14.6 (Mojave) or better
     

Offsite Internet Connectivity - Speed and Latency

All students MUST have access to an offsite Internet connection that provides their device with at least 20mbs down and 10mbs up with latency or "ping" of 50ms or less.  These minimum standards should ensure proper use of synchronous video conferencing services such as Microsoft Teams, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra or Zoom.  To test your internet speed, click here.

If your internet service meets the above criteria but your device does not maintain the speed listed or a stable connection, please see this page to help troubleshoot your internet connection.

Click here for Blackboard supported browsers.
Click here for Microsoft Teams support.
Click here for Zoom video conferencing support, including Zoom Requirements.

Offsite Printing

While the law school provides each student with up to 3000 pages of free printing per semester on our onsite copier/printers, students following the Hyflex model will require offsite printing, especially to print outlines during exams.  For those students utilizing the Hyflex model, we highly recommend purchasing or having access to a home or offsite printer...  preferrably a toner-based laser printer (not ink). 

If you need financial assistance in purchasing a printer please see Karen Sokol, our Assistant Dean for Enrollment Services, at 973-642-8738.