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James H. Backman papers

Identifier: MSS 7666

Scope and Contents

Contains publications, curriculum materials, and other items produced and collected by Backman related to his work at the J. Reuben Clark Law School. Contains teaching materials from his courses, as well as documentation on the school's internship program. Materials date from between 1977 and 2008.


  • 1977-2008


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from James H. Backman papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

James H. Backman (born 1943) is a law professor in Utah.

James Hilmer Backman was born December 31, 1943. He joined the Brigham Young University faculty in 1974. He served as the original editor-in-chief of the BYU Law Review (1974). He was founding director of BYU's Jacobsen Center for Service and Learning and university director of BYU's Office of Academic Internships. He founded the Law School Placement Office in 1974, the BYU Journal of Public Law in 1975, the LL. M. program for visiting foreign lawyers in 1986, the externship program in 1992, and the BYU International Law and Management Review in 2003.

Professor Backman is married to Lynn Kimball Jones. He is the father of six children and three step-children.


5 cartons (5 linear ft.)

2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in four series: 1. J. Reuben Clark Law School records on externship program. 2. Publications. 3. Papers on academic internships. 4. Teaching papers. on J. Reuben Clark Law School courses, 1993-2004.

Custodial History

Transferred by James H. Backman in September 2010.Additional materials transferred by the J. Reuben Clark Law School in August 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; James H. Backman; September 2010.

Transferred; J. Reuben Clark Law School; August 2014.


Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; September 2010.

Processed; Hannah Waddel; August 2014.

Register of James H. Backman papers
J. Gordon Daines III
30 September 2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States