Case Briefing: Salman v. United States.
The assignment is to brief a case using the standard legal method: IRAC. This stands for: Issue Rule Analysis Conclusion. Many US law schools teach this method of case briefing in the 1st year legal writing course. The purpose of the “brief” is usually to summarize a legal opinion issued by a court. IRAC is also an effective way of structuring written communication in non-legal contexts, such as on the essay portion of standardized tests. You should watch the briefing video on IRAC and study what content to place in the various sections. Note also, both brevity and clarity are desirable in legal contexts because judges and lawyers often have limited time to read documents. Salman v. United States