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

  • 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 […]
  • Robbins Fellow Spotlight: Mahwish Moazzam

    Undertaking a Robbins Fellowship during the COVID-19 pandemic comes with a unique set of travails but Mahwish Moazzam is no stranger to contending with challenges. “I am used to adversity in my academic pursuits” explained the Robbins Collection and Research Center’s most recent fellow. Mahwish received her JD from the Punjab University Law College, graduating […]
  • From Sinai to Ethiopia, and Back to Israel

    Marking the ten-year anniversary of collaboration between the Robbins Collection and the Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, the 2020 Robbins Collection Annual Lecture on Jewish Thought was given by Professor Rabbi Sharon Shalom. Don Seeman, an Anthropologist from Emory University, and Rabbi Shalom discussed the history, customs, and laws of Ethiopian Jews, the […]

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