Laptop Requirements

Students at Rutgers Law School are required to have their own personal laptop computer that meets the minimum requirements listed below.  Information on discounts provided to Rutgers students can be found by visiting Please note that these specifications are intended to ensure that students have an adequate laptop for the duration of their education.





Operating System

Windows 10

Apple macOS 10.12 "Sierra"

Apple OS X 10.11 “El Captian”

Hard Drive

64GB (SSD Hard Drive Recommended) or greater


Intel i3 Processor or Comparable Equivalent

Memory (RAM)

4GB or greater

Anti-Virus software

Anti-virus is required for PC and Mac.  Symantec anti-virus software is provided free to all Rutgers students.


If purchasing a new laptop, we recommend a 3 or 4 year warranty to cover the computer during your time as a law student.

Because of the specific requirements of some of the exam software used by Rutgers Law, the following systems and configurations are not supported:

  • Apple Macintosh OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" and earlier
  • Apple iDevices (iPad, iPhone, etc.)
  • Windows Vista and earlier (incl. XP)
  • Microsoft Surface (RT versions)
  • Linux
  • Chromebooks

If you have any questions, please email