Meet MIRAT legal reasoning fragmented into learnable chunksLaw Faculty Publications
Date of this Version7-1-1990
Document TypeJournal Article
AbstractExtract: Here is one method of describing the analytical aspect of "thinking like a lawyer" which has proved to many law students to be: * easy to remember * able to be used at different levels of sophistication * capable of use in every area of law * useful to define a personal or group educational goal * a reasonably precise method for a student to measure his/her performance in any written/spoken exercise * a helpful method for teachers to model in chunks * a satisfying method for marking written or spoken analytical exercises as strengths and weaknesses of each stage can be so precisely identified. This breakdown of the ubiquitous "thinking like a lawyer" is described by the acronym MIRAT.
Citation InformationJohn H Wade. "Meet MIRAT legal reasoning fragmented into learnable chunks" (1990)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_wade/21/