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Legal Research and Writing

Fact Application

Fact Application

Applying specific facts to legal rules is at the heart of legal writing. Learn the keys to effective and accurate fact analysis in legal writing.


The “A” of IREAC refers to the application of the law to the facts. This is sometimes called the analysis section. The terms application and analysis both refer to the same concept, which is the heart of what your client cares about. Both deal with whether your client wins or loses based on the application of the law to the facts of her individual case. The application portion of IREAC will usually involve some analogies between the facts in the client’s case and the facts in the precedential...