The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU does not currently have a mandatory laptop ownership requirement. Approximately 98% of our students have laptops, using them to take notes, do research, complete assignments, and take exams.
Purchasing a Laptop
We currently do not have a required type of laptop. You are free to choose any model or manufacturer you prefer. We do discourage the use of Mac laptops due to their incompatibility with our printing systems and some applications. We have experience with and recommend the Dell Latitude series as they are rugged and more business oriented. If you plan to play video games or movies, this series is not for you. The built in graphics cards are not able to handle the extra duty these processes require. An Inspiron model may better suit your needs.
The manufacturer warranty will be the important deciding factor. Since you will be in law school for 3 years, it makes a lot of sense for you to want to have that piece of mind that your computer will be taken care of for your entire law school experience. Make sure they have a 2 or 3 year warranty. You then want to find out what the warranty will offer you. The Dell Gold warranty will cover broken hardware and will send a technician out to you with a new part in hand with in 48 hours. Some warranties require you to send the laptop out for service which can take weeks or even months to repair. The ASU Computer Store carries our recommended laptops. More information is available Here.
Macintosh (We offer limited support to Macintosh owners)
Please feel free to contact IT Services at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law with any questions you may have. More information will be available on the Admitted Students Blackboard site in the Discussion Board area.
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Information Technology Services
Ross-Blakley Law Library, Room 116
480-965-8181 or firstname.lastname@example.org