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Construction Law: Writing a Case Brief

FIRAC Method

The FIRAC method is fairly common and is a straightforward approach to briefing a case. You should start by reading the entire case. The brief summary is generally expected to be one page in length and follows the following outline:

F - Facts (key/essential facts)

I - Issue (issue identified by the court)

R - Rule  (rule of law applied by the court)

A - Analysis (reasoning of the court)

C - Conclusion

Writing Resources & Outlines