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

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    J.S.D. Students Receive Robbins Fellowship

    Over the past two years, ten new members of Berkeley Law’s J.S.D. program have received the Robbins Collection Fellowship, which provides partial to full tuition waivers. The J.S.D. is a three year degree program during which students must conduct independent research and write a dissertation. As a condition of the Robbins Fellowship, recipients must also […]
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    Robbins Fellow Corinne Leveleux-Teixeira Elected to Distinguished Chair

    The Robbins Collection and Research Center is proud to announce that former Robbins Research Fellow Corinne Leveleux-Teixeira has been elected to the Legal Doctrines and Canonical Traditions chair at the École pratique des hautes études, one of France’s most prestigious educational institutions. She will take the chair beginning in the autumn semester, in August 2021. […]
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    “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.   […]