ILAC method is a simple method formulated to tackle a law paper. ILAC method has been used over and over both by law students and practicing professionals. ILAC helps a student to make sure that the right applications and arguments are used. The guideline is as follows:
Issue: State the issue. This is usually the question that you are required to answer as asked by the instructor. It should be a simple statement of what will be answered in the question.
Law: Law refers to the different statutes that are applicable to a given case. These are relevant laws that will guide you in analyze the case. It is also important to give previous cases and showing how the rulings forms precedent for consequent rulings on the issue. When referring to a previous case, make sure you give the background to the case, the statutes applied, and the legal argument that helped in arriving at the decision. Because most law assignments have limited words to answer a question, make sure you refer to on only relevant laws, statues, and cases. In this section, do not mention anything about your present case.
Application: In this section, you apply the principles of law, statues, and cases you referred in the above section. The discussion centers on the current case you are analyzing and how it is guided by status, laws, and cases you discussed above.
Conclusion: Tied together what you have discussed and make a decision, which is given as a conclusion to the case.
Please see an example of legal case analysis using ILAC method