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J. Reuben Clark Law School records on externship program, 1982-2008

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7666 Series 1

Scope and Contents

Contains records documenting the history of the J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Law School's externship program and Backman's involvement with the program. Also contains information about the law school's LawHelp program, in which law students provide pro bono legal services for the community. Dated 1982-2008.


  • 1982-2008


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.

Administrative History

The J. Reuben Clark Law School (est. 1973) is a teaching unit at Brigham Young University.

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.


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