Outreach

The Robbins Collection shares in the commitment of the University of California to advance equity, access, and excellence in California education and to serve an increasingly diverse population of students at all academic levels. In service to this mission, we offer workshops, programs and web-based educational resources for K-12 educators and students as well as our ongoing series of exhibits that are open to the public.

If you are a K-12 or community college educator in the San Francisco Bay Area who would like to learn more about the educational opportunities we sponsor or receive our program notices, please email us at robbins@law.berkeley.edu.

The following educational units have been created by the Robbins Collection with the needs of K-12 educators in mind, but are accessible to anyone in search of introductory material on law and legal traditions. Each unit has been created to address a key area of legal history with attention to California and national curriculum standards. Primary source pages from Robbins Collection rare material are integral to the units, offering a further resource to educators working to emphasize the importance of primary source documents in humanities and social science studies. Additional units in civil and religious law topics are currently in development.


Educational resources

Roman Legal Tradition UnitRoman Legal Tradition and the Compilation of Justinian

 

 

 

 

 

Roman Legal Tradition UnitThe Common Law and Civil Law Traditions

 

 

 

 

 

Roman Legal Tradition UnitComing soon: California's Legal Heritage

This unit examines the ways in which California's history as a territory of Spain and Mexico prior to statehood gives it a unique legal heritage, shaped not only by American common law but also civil law traditions that trace back through medieval Europe to the Visigoths.