Add an “E” to IRAC

Prof. and Director of Global Legal Studies Mark E. Wojcik at John Marshall Law School in Chicago has posted (for a while — as it also appears in the ABA’s Student Lawyer Vol. 35, No. 3, November 2006, pp. 26-29 ) an interesting piece on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) reformulating the traditional IRAC (Issue-Rule-Application-Conclusion) formula of legal writing: “Add an E to Your IRAC.”

The abstract reads:

This article is intended for law students and legal writing professors. The article shows how writers can improve your writing by explaining a rule of law. You can explain the rule by defining a term or phrase from it, by showing examples of how the rule works (or doesn’t work), or by explaining the public policy behind the rule.

Hat tip to Law Librarian Blog today.

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