The Robbins Collection has three returning Fellows joining us in the summer and fall of 2019. Senior Fellow, Dr. David Johnston, will continue the research he began in spring 2019. Dr. Agnès Desmazières will also be returning to continue her research on the Catholic Church and canon law. To read more about Dr. Desmazières’s research […]
In 2017, Pablo Echeverri, Assistant Professor of Law at Duquesne University School of Law, and Laurent Mayali co-hosted a symposium a the Robbins Collection, “Judicial Independence and Accountability in Latin America.” Participants in the conference were asked to write response papers, which we are publishing here as a collection of essays. The essays begin with an […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
The Use and Misuse of Technology in the Regulation of Judges in Israel Berkeley Law and the Robbins Collection are proud to welcome Amnon Reichman, Associate Professor of Law at Israel’s University of Haifa, to Boalt Hall as the Robbins Collection Visiting Professor in Comparative Law. Professor Reichman, who taught at Berkeley Law over […]
Pablo Echeverri, a Robbins Post-Doctoral Fellow since 2015, was recently published in the Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparative Law. His paper, “The 2015 Power-Balancing Reform in Colombia: a missed opportunity to disrupt the ecosystem of structural clientelism in the halls of justice,” examines the reform’s failure to achieve a meaningful restructuring of Colombia’s judiciary. […]