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.
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.
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
- Due to travel concerns because of the coronavirus situation, this event is being postponed. We will communicate a new date and other updates as soon as logistics have been finalized. Thanks The Robbins Collection is co-hosting an upcoming symposium, “60 Years of Chinese Legal Reform: A Berkeley Perspective,” with the Berkeley Center […]
- Join us for this year’s Robbin’s Collection Annual Lecture in Jewish Law, Thought and Identity on Tuesday, February 4, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Rabbi Shalom delves into the history, customs, and law of the Beta Israel, codifying the ancient cultural heritage of Ethiopian Jewry for the first time and contrasting it with Orthodox rabbinic law. […]
- Roman Law and Language, the long-awaited sixth volume in the Collected Works of David Daube series, is now available for purchase. Previous volumes gathered Daube’s writings on Talmudic law, Biblical law and literature, ethics, and New Testament Judaism. This new volume includes some of his work on language in Roman law. Calum Carmichael, co-editor of […]