Mastering the IRAC Method for Law School Success
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Mastering the IRAC Method for Law School Success

A down-to-earth step-by-step guide to writing first class answers to legal problem questions.
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Last updated 4/2019
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 8 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to use the IRAC (Issue - Rule - Application - Conclusion) method effectively and intuitively to excel in law school examinations.
Requirements
  • No formal requirements or prerequisites for this course, but students will get the most out of the course if they are already enrolled in an undergraduate law course.
Description

The IRAC (Issue - Rule - Application - Conclusion) method is a critically important skill used in answering problem questions in law school examinations. It provides students with a clear and logical structure for answering problem questions. Yet the majority of students are not wholly comfortable with what this skill requires of them and that leads to underperformance in examinations.

If you are interested in learning how to master the IRAC method so that you can tackle problem questions with confidence and score higher grades in examinations, you've come to the right place!

Who this course is for:
  • Law students who are determined to write stand-out answers to problem questions!
Course content
Expand all 22 lectures 02:04:13
+ Introducing the IRAC Method
3 lectures 23:26

In this quick video, I welcome you to the course and explain what we are trying to achieve in this section.

Preview 01:35

In this lecture, we cover the basics of what the IRAC method actually is, and we discuss the type of law school examination question for which the method can be used.

Preview 11:05

In this video, we look at the core functions of IRAC as well as the benefits and potential drawbacks so that you can set realistic expectations about what the IRAC method can and cannot do for you.

IRAC: Benefits and Potential Drawbacks
10:46

This is a short five-part multiple choice quiz to test your knowledge of the IRAC fundamentals. Make sure to complete it before moving onto the next section!

Section Review: Introducing the IRAC Method
5 questions
+ [I] Issue
5 lectures 35:23
Introduction to [I] Issue
01:45
Identification 1
03:53
Identification 2
10:18
Articulation
05:37
Example
13:50
This assignment is an opportunity to put your new skills in issue identification and articulation to the test!
[I] Issue Practice Questions
3 questions
+ [R] Rule
5 lectures 20:26
Introduction to [R] Rule
02:11
Find the Relevant Rule
04:37
State the Rule(s) Implicitly
02:28
Level of Detail to Include
05:11
Example
05:59

This is a short five-part multiple choice quiz to test your knowledge of the Rule section. Make sure to complete it before moving onto the next section!

Section Review: [R] Rule
5 questions
+ [A] Application
3 lectures 22:59
Introduction to [A] Application
06:22
Demystifying 'Apply'
03:39
Top Tips
12:58
A reflective exercise to engage students in a 'reality check' about the reason we struggle with the application section.
Reflective Exercise
1 question
+ [C] Conclusion
1 lecture 04:58
Writing a Simple Conclusion
04:58
+ Tying it all together
5 lectures 11:29
Introduction to Tying It All Together
00:59
Multiple Issues/Parties
04:04
Uncertainty
02:13
Final Checks
02:37
Final Assignment and Thank You
01:36