1L Laptop Program

All incoming JD students have the option to receive an Apple laptop. This discounted computer will be added to the first Fall and Spring semester tuition fees. This ensures a reliable working computer for all three years of law school and the Bar Exam. The laptops come with a four-year accidental warranty and on-site support in the Bookstore on Fifth.

Students will be invited to a "Get-to-Know Your Mac" session conducted by Apple representatives. 

Laptop Specifications:

  • MacBook Air Apple M3 chip with 10‑core GPU (valued over $1700)
  • 16 GB memory
  • 512 GB Solid State Drive
  • Space Gray
  • 4-Year Warranty (including accidental)

*opting out is approved in advance by the Assistant Dean of Admissions and IT. The ability to opt-out is based on the student's current laptop warranty and technical specifications. 


It is recommended to install the following software on the provided laptop:

Office 365

Office 365 features online versions of recognized Microsoft applications, Pitt Email and Calendar (Outlook), and five terabytes of cloud file storage.


Microsoft OneDrive for Business is a cloud storage solution where you can update, store, share, and sync your files from anywhere. These files are backed up regularly to the Microsoft cloud and your file space is conveniently configured as the default save destination for all of your Office 365 applications, including Word and Excel. In terms of file size, OneDrive can accommodate files up to 15 gigabytes.

There is no cost to use OneDrive. However, you need an Office 365 subscription to use any web-based Office 365 applications with the OneDrive space. By default, all students have access to the standard "Office" suite of web applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) via their Office 365 subscription.