Resources for Teachers

The following educational resources are intended as introductions to topics on legal history. These research resources for teachers and students are meant to emphasize the importance of primary source documents. 

Many of these resources are based on exhibits the Robbins Collection has previously developed. For more information, you can view the exhibits here.

To view a specific educational resource, simply click on the title.

California's Legal Heritage

The Aftermath of Colonialism

Introduction to Legal Thinking

The Medieval Law School


When citing Robbins Collection exhibits or materials the citation should include the original source information, as well as a citation to the Robbins Collection, as follows:
The Robbins Collection: University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.


The Robbins Collection and Research Center offers periodic in-person workshops for K-12 educators in the Bay Area on a variety of topics in legal history. Participants have the opportunity to engage with primary sources from the extensive holdings of the Robbins Collection Library.

Please contact: for more information.