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Legal Research and Writing



Learn about the IREAC [Issue, Rule, Example, Application, Conclusion] structure and how it is used in legal writing.


IREAC (eye-re-ack) is an acronym. I is the Issue, R is the Rule, E is the Explanation, A is the Application, and C is the Conclusion. IREAC is a method of legal organization, and is sometimes referred to as IRAC, CIRAC, CREXAC, CREAC, and the like. Although the particular acronym chosen may vary, the method of analysis is the same. For the purposes of this lesson, we will use the term IREAC to discuss the structure of legal writing.

It might help at the start to think of IREAC like a...