Please do an IRAC on each of the stuff listed below.
Issue Begin your answer by stating the issue presented by the essay question.
Sometimes the question will provide the issue for you. If not, then ask: What is
the legal question that, when answered, determines the result of the case? The
issue should be stated in the form of a question in a specific, rather than general
form: “Is there an agency relationship if there was no compensation paid?”
would be an acceptable issue. “Will the plaintiff win?” would not be acceptable.
Note that the issue may be case specific, mentioning the parties’ names and
specific facts of the case. Example: “Did Jones have an agency relationship with
XYZ Corp. due to his acting on behalf of XYZ and following its instructions?”
The issue can encompass all cases which present a similar question. Example:
“Is an agency created whenever there is an employment relationship?” Most
cases present one issue. If there is more than one issue to address, then you must
write a separate IRAC analysis for each issue.
Rule The rule describes which law or test applies to the issue. The rule should be
stated as a general principal, and not a conclusion to the particular case being
briefed. Example: “An agency relationship is created when there is an
agreement that the agent will act for the benefit of the principal at the principal’s
direction or control regardless of whether compensation is paid” would be an
acceptable rule. “The plaintiff was the defendant’s agent” would not be an
acceptable rule. Do not use parties’ names or specific facts from the case. Hint:
Frequently, the rule will be the definition of the principle of law applicable in the
case. Example: An agent may not use or disclose confidential information
acquired through the agency absent an agreement to the contrary.
Analysis The analysis is the most important, and the longest, part of your answer. It
involves applying the Rule to the facts of the problem or question. You should
use the facts to explain how the rule leads to the conclusion. Discuss both sides
of the case when possible. Important: Do not merely state a conclusion without
also stating reasons for it. A conclusion without reasons or explanation means
that you have not used the rule and the facts to analyze the issue. Hint: The rule
can be used as a guide in your discussion. Example: Suppose the issue is
whether A is an independent contractor. Using the facts of the case, explain
whether or not they fit into the definition of what is an independent contractor:
“In this case, A was told by the foreman what to wear, how to operate the
machine, and when to report to work each day, giving her little control over the
job.” If the rule is a test with multiple factors, then you must analyze each factor
by pointing out how the facts do (or do not) fulfill each factor.
Conclusion The conclusion is your answer to the Issue. State the result of your analysis.
Examples: “Smith is liable for negligence” or “Therefore, no valid contract was
formed between X and Y.” If there are multiple issues, there must be multiple
conclusions as well.
That is a template of how the IRAC process for each of these case briefs
Please do an IRAC for Frontier Leasing Corp v. Links Engineering LLC
Please do an IRAC for Treadwell v. J.D. Construction Co.
Please do an IRAC for Synergies3 Tec Services LLC v. Corvo