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 […]
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 codification of habeas corpus can be traced to the 17th century in England, when Parliament passed the English Habeas Corpus Act of 1679. The English Parliament is also responsible for inventing the concept of habeas suspension during wartime. This conception of habeas and its suspension were highly influential on American habeas law in the […]
On Friday, October 12, the Robbins Collection and Research Center hosted its third joint symposium with National Taiwan University. The symposium, “Comparative Legal Issues: Taiwan & the United States,” was held at Berkeley Law. Participants in the symposium discussed capital punishment, bank ownership and legal enforcement, and technological innovation and regulatory challenges; all topics that […]
The Robbins Collection hosted a conference in October, entitled, Current Legal Issues in Taiwan and the United States. This was the 3rd annual meeting between Berkeley Law and National Taiwan University.
A Robbins Collection Event Co-hosted by Amanda Tyler and Laurent Mayali
Habeas Corpus in Wartime: From the Tower of London to Guantanamo Bay by Amanda Tyler unearths and presents a comprehensive account of the legal and political history of habeas corpus in wartime in the Anglo-American legal tradition. The book begins by tracing the origins of the habeas privilege in English law, giving special attention to the English Habeas Corpus Act of 1679, which limited the scope of executive detention and used the machinery of the English courts to enforce its terms. It also explores the circumstances that led Parliament to invent the concept of suspension as a tool for setting aside the protections of the Habeas Corpus Act in wartime.