RESEARCH

The Robbins Collection sponsors comparative research and study in the fields of religious and civil law by organizing workshops, conferences, lectures, and fellowships on a range of topics related to religious and civil law traditions.

COLLECTION

The Robbins Collection holds over 300 rare manuscripts that date as far back as the 12th century. The Collection is comprised of over 300,000 holdings, including books, incunabula, microfilm, and periodicals related to religious and civil law. 

PUBLICATIONS

The Robbins Collection publishes scholarly books as part of our “Studies in Comparative Legal Research” series. Research that is pertinent to Robbins Collection workshops, fellowships, and conferences are published on our website. 

News from the Robbins Collection

  • “Jewish Law for the Digital Age” Lecture Re-imagines Privacy Rights

    This years’ Robbins Collection Lecture in Jewish Law, Thought, and Identity, “Jewish Law for the Digital Age,” marked 12 years of collaboration between the Robbins Collection and the Helen Diller Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies (formerly the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies) and the 10 year anniversary of the Institute.   […]
  • Upcoming Robbins Collection Lecture in Jewish Law, Thought, and Identity

    We are proud to announce the upcoming Robbins Collection Lecture in Jewish Law, Thought, and Identity, hosted with The Helen Diller Institute for Jewish Law & Israel Studies. This year’s lecture, “Jewish Law for the Digital Age,” will be held virtually on Wednesday, March 10 at 5:30pm PST (UTC-08:00). Featured speakers at the event include […]
  • Robbins Fellow Lena Salaymeh Elected to Prestigious Chair

    The Robbins Collection and Research Center is proud to announce that former Robbins Postdoctoral Fellow and Associate Research Fellow Lena Salaymeh was recently elected to the prestigious chair in Sunni Islam at the École pratique des hautes études, section des Sciences religieuses, in Paris. The École pratique des hautes études is counted among France’s most […]