“E” is for “Explain”

 

If you’re writing according to a typical “IRAC” formulation, Professor Mark E. Wojcik of John Marshall Law School and the Legal Writing Prof Blog says you’re leaving an important letter out of that acronym.  Go to SSRN to download his article from the November 2006 Student Lawyer (yes, 2006, but he just posted the link yesterday) on why adding an “explanation” step to your analysis is helpful.