Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis Foundations

Master the essentials of analytical legal writing: From IRAC to rule-based reasoning and everything in between. 

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Legal research and analysis made easy

Master the foundations of legal analysis, research, and writing. And have fun doing it. Whether you are a law student first venturing into legal analysis or a practitioner looking to brush up on the foundations, this path will dish up bite-sized lessons that quickly distill all the building blocks of legal writing for you. 
First, you'll explore the foundations of legal documents, including the common structure of legal analysis documents (like IRAC) and the core parts of a legal document. 
Next dive in to analytical topics like explaining rules, applying case law, analogizing, and rule types.

Finally, practice your foundational legal research, citation, and other skills needed to analyze legal questions in any sort of practice. 





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We are on a mission to make legal skills training effective, easy to use, and engaging.’s core goal is to help attorneys see real results in their skills training. We spent years studying and compiling science-backed and effective legal writing, practice, and technology skills used by the world's best lawyers. Then we built workshops and interactive courses using the latest educational science so that lawyers can learn new skills step-by-step. 
Our training is headed by Professor Joe Regalia and our legal skills team. Professor Regalia graduated first in his class at the University of Michigan Law School, clerked for federal trial and appellate courts, practiced at AmLaw 100 firms, and is a member of the faculty at the William S. Boyd School of Law—the number one ranked law school for legal writing skills and research. Joe regularly leads training for leading firms and organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, the Department of Justice, and U.S. Courts of Appeals. 
Our workshops and self-paced training are interactive, engaging, and drive real results. Our platform offers the largest library of legal skills25 training in the world. And our hybrid model of live and on-demand learning can replace or supplement just about every aspect of your training program. 

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