Computer Recommendations
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Welcome!

You may be curious about computer and technology usage in the School of Law.  Creighton University's Division of Information Technology (DoIT) has developed a website, located at http://doit.creighton.edu/services-provided-doit/student-services, which may be helpful.  This site includes information about technical specifications, software, and compatibility with Law School networks.  As one of the finest comprehensive universities in the nation, Creighton University has created a "technology-enhanced learning environment" that provides its students with around-the-clock high-speed access to learning resources and collaboration tools.

New Student Computers Specifications

You are under no obligation to have your own computer.  The Klutznick Law library contains several labs with computers available for student use.  However, if you are planning on purchasing a new portable computer, it should have the following minimum specifications:

Windows minimum specifications:

* Windows 7
* Intel Core i3, i5, i7 processor or equivalent AMD processor (2ghz minimum)
* 3 GB RAM
* CDRW/DVD Combo Drive
* 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless card (WIFI)
* 160 GB Hard-drive & 500 GB ext. Hard-drive for backup of data
* Warranty for the duration of time you are in school

Macintosh minimum specifications:

* MacOS 10.6.8 or greater
* Intel Core 2 Duo processor
* 4 GB RAM 
* CDRW/DVD Combo Drive
* 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless card (WIFI)
* 250GB Hard-Drive & 500GB ext. Hard-Drive for backup of data

Online Testing Requirements

You will have the option to submit your Law School examinations either manually (hand-written) or word processed on your personal notebook computer using special online testing software. If you are interested in participating in online testing please note carefully the following conditions:

* You must provide your own notebook computer  (it may not be a netbook)
* Review the "Minimum System Requirements" at:  http://www.examsoft.com/creightonlaw
* The testing software does run on Windows and Macintosh with at least Windows XP (Windows) or MacOS 10.5.8 (Macintosh), but be certain that your computer meets the "Minimum System Requirements"
* Other operating systems are not supported by the online testing software

Macintosh (Apple) Computers

Macs are great machines, but Creighton is primarily a Windows-based campus. Macintoshes are used every day at Creighton but most campus resources are focused first on the Windows platform. If you own a Macintosh you can bring it to campus and perform most common tasks, however, there may not always be a one-to-one translation in functionality.

General Expectations

Students bringing computers to campus are responsible for:
* Reading manuals 
* Performing basic setup 
* Bringing system restoration CDs 
* Using only licensed software and having proof of license

Getting Assistance

* Walk-in (a five-minute question) - Law 113
* Email - edaustin@creighton.edu
* Appointment - A thirty minute consultation may be scheduled via email
* Standard Student Support limits do apply

Sincerely,

Ed Austin 
Division of Information Technology (DoIT)