CREACConclusion, Rule, Explanation, Application, & Conclusion (legal research and writing)
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CREAC stands for Conclusion, Rule, Explanation, Application/Analysis, and Conclusion; IRAC stands for Issue, Rule, Application/Analysis, and Conclusion; and TREAT stands for Thesis, Rule, Explanation, Application/Analysis, and Thesis.
Romantz & Kathleen Elliott Vinson, Legal Analysis: The Fundamental Skill 89-96 (1998) (discussing CREAC).
Please have your two Euro piece ready ...' ) Then there's games, party tricks and creac, endless creac, of things past mostly, but of the present and now the uncertain future.
Content includes: explanations of writing skills; guidance through the process of writing; explanation of the CREAC formula; using storytelling in fact statements; and, coverage of office memos, motion memos and appellate briefs.
The authors outline some of the more traditional examples of legal writing, and then encourage law students to enliven this text with storytelling and the CREAC principle (also known as The Paradigm).