The IRAC Method

 

 

         Hello. If you are reading this, it probavbly means that you have been assigned to write something in the IRAC style but are not completely clear on what an IRAC actually is. Don't feel alone; the IRAC method, despite being popularized by law professors, is not always a great fit for legal writing and often requires a little tweaking. In the following articles, you will see axamples of a true IRAC, and examples of some modified IRACS, or as I call them, IRARARACS. 

 

         The reason that the IRAC method needs tweaking is because most legal questions cannot be answered in one small IRAC, and require a more complex analysis of several different rules under a single issue. This will make more sense as you read on.