Jennifer Nelson, reference librarian for the Robbins Collection, has won the prestigious Association of College and Research Libraries European Studies Section De Gruyter European Librarianship Study Grant for 2019. Her winning project, “lucundum mihi est reperiri typographum: A Case Study of an Early Modern Publishing Success Story,” is an archival study of the letters by […]
The Robbins Collection is pleased to host Professor Richard Albert, William Stamps Farish Professor of Law at the University of Texas at Austin to Berkeley Law, for his talk, “Discretionary Referendums in Constitutional Amendment: A Comparative Perspective.” Professor Albert focuses his research on constitutional amendment from comparative, doctrinal, historical and theoretical perspectives. The talk will be in R230 in […]
In 2013, Dr. Jennifer Haselberger made national news when she publicly resigned as the top canon lawyer for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and exposed their mishandling of sexual abuse. On February 25, 2019, Dr. Haselberger gave the 2019 Robbins Collection Lecture on Canon Law, “How the Church Can Overcome the Sexual Abuse […]
Leon Wiener Dow has won the Jewish Book Council’s 2018 National Jewish Book Award for his book The Going, A Meditation on Jewish Law, published in 2017 by Palgrave Macmillan. The Going offers a learned discourse that elucidates the telos of Jewish law and the philosophical-theological commitments that animate it. Dow largely wrote the book during his time […]
The 2019 Robbins Collection Lecture on Canon Law, titled “How the Catholic Church can Overcome the Sexual Abuse Crisis,” will be delivered by Dr. Jennifer Haselberger on February 25th. In 2013, Dr. Haselberger made national news when she resigned as the top canon lawyer for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and publicly exposed […]
The Robbins Collection and the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies will be co-hosting the Annual Lecture in Jewish Law, Thought, and Identity on Thursday, February 21st. Rachel Adler, the David Ellenson Professor of Modern Jewish Thought at Hebrew Union College, will be discussing Jewish Law and the #MeToo movement, through a feminist […]
Lena Salaymeh was awarded the American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in Textual Studies for her 2016 book, The Beginnings of Islamic Law: Late Antique Islamicate Legal Traditions, published by Cambridge University Press. The Beginnings of Islamic Law is a major and innovative contribution to the understanding of the historical unfolding of […]
Check out the photos from our November Launch Party on the Center’s Flickr page! Plus, a sample below. It was a delight to welcome so many friends and supporters of the Center to celebrate the opening of our doors.
In December 2017, the Robbins Collection hosted a symposium entitled, Judicial Independence and Accountability in Latin America. Participants were asked to write brief response papers to the topics and ideas discussed.