From 2004 to 2012, the University of Minnesota Law School had a Student Laptop Program which provided students with a new, fully configured laptop as they began their legal education—as well as providing students with an on-site laptop support team (LSCS) reserved solely for law students.
The Laptop Program was discontinued in 2012, and incoming students in the fall of 2012 (the class of 2015) will not be receiving a new laptop. Students are expected to provide their own laptop for class work and taking their final exams. Students may now purchase whatever laptop they would like to use in their Law School career, but we do have some recommendations and caveats before you make your final purchase.
Students who currently have Laptop Program laptops will see no change in support. You will still have the full services of the LSCS Office (now the Law Technology Helpdesk), full 3-year warranty with Accidental Damage Protection, and full software and hardware support until your graduate.
Incoming students will have more limited support; for instance, we cannot perform hardware repairs for you, since we are not a warranty repair center for computers other than those we purchased for the Laptop Program. For services that we are not able to offer on personally-owned devices, we can refer you to the UofM TechStop office for hardware repair, virus removal, OS installation, and other issues. It is conveniently located just across the street from the Law School in Room 90 Blegen Hall, and is accessible by skyway/tunnel.