By sponsoring conferences, workshops, and visiting fellows, the Robbins Collection fosters international partnerships with leading institutions to promote legal research in the civil law tradition and contemporary legal issues. 



  • ACRL Member of the Week: Jennifer K. Nelson

    This interview is being reprinted with the permission of ARCL Insider. Jennifer K. Nelson is a reference librarian at The Robbins Collection, University of California Berkeley School of Law . Jennifer has been a member of ACRL for 14 years and is your ACRL member of the week for June 17, 2019. Describe yourself in […]
  • New and Returning Robbins Fellows

    The Robbins Collection has three returning Fellows joining us in the summer and fall of 2019. Senior Fellow, Dr. David Johnston, will continue the research he began in spring 2019. Dr. Agnès Desmazières will also be returning to continue her research on the Catholic Church and canon law. To read more about Dr. Desmazières’s research […]



  • Conference: John Noonan: Judge and Legal Scholar

    Judge John Noonan’s commitment to justice and the rule of law shaped his life as a judge and a legal scholar. His scholarship and judicial decisions span more than six decades and cover an amazing range of ethical and legal issues that defined in his view the Western legal tradition. This conference will explore Judge Noonan’s intellectual legacy […]