What is IRAC?
Legal problem solving is an essential skill for the study and practice of law. There are a number of legal problem solving models, with the most popular being IRAC (Issue, Rule, Application, Conclusion) and MIRAT (Material facts, Issue, Rule/Resources, Arguments, Tentative conclusion).
Read more about MIRAT in this article Meet MIRAT: Legal Reasoning Fragmented into Learnable chunks
We will focus on the IRAC model in this guide, but note that there can be flexibility in the use of the models.
The MIRAT model starts with Material facts. This is an essential first step in the process and is a precursor to following the IRAC model.
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