Published Research

A digital repository for research publications affiliated with the Robbins Collection.


  • Robbins Fellow Spotlight: Francesco D’Urso

    The Robbins Collection welcomed Francesco D’Urso as a Research Fellow from September to November of 2023. D’Urso comes to the Robbins Collection from Italy, where he is a researcher at University of Ferrara and a lecturer teaching the History of Medieval and Modern Law. His work at the Robbins Collection centers on corporations and their […]
  • Robbins Fellow Spotlight: Anna Floris

    Anna Floris joined the Robbins Collection as a Research Fellow from July through August of 2023. Her research topic, “Interpreting Local Law in the Middle Ages: The Case of the Carta de Logu,” originated as her PhD thesis that she completed at the Università degli Studi di Trento. The focus of Anna’s research, the Carta […]
  • Robbins Fellow Spotlight: Laura Velázquez Arroyo

    The Robbins Collection welcomed Dr. Laura Velázquez Arroyo in October 2022 for her research fellowship. Dr. Velázquez Arroyo is a researcher in Roman Law, Civil Law, and the Law of Antiquity and Philosophy at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City. She is also the coordinator of the research areas of Roman law, […]
  • Robbins Fellow Spotlight: David De Concilio

    Among the innumerable disruptions of recent years the COVID-19 pandemic upended David De Concilio’s initial plan to use his Robbins Collection Fellowship to complete his thesis. Instead, De Concilio was awarded his joint PhD through the University of St. Andrews, Scotland and the Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy before his visit to UC Berkeley. […]
  • The Statutes of Bologna’s Law School Exhibition Now Available

    Our new exhibition, The Statutes of the University of Bologna, is now available online. It is based on a translation of the statutes by Robbins Collection Senior Reference Librarian Jennifer K. Nelson, as well as on material included in our earlier exhibition, The Medieval Law School. The Robbins Collection houses the Statuta universitatis bononiensis (Robbins […]
  • Robbins Fellow Spotlight: Dimitris Stamatopoulos

    Senior Robbins Research Fellow Dimitris Stamatopoulos arrived at Berkeley Law in April 2022  to begin his fellowship. Stamatopoulos is a Professor of Balkan and Late Ottoman History at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece. He will focus his time at the Robbins Collection on his monograph elucidating the powerful position of national Orthodox Churches […]
  • Interview: Away Field Placement Program, Spring 2022

    Berkeley Law’s Away Field Placement Program grants J.D. students academic credit for legal work performed for a non-profit or government agency outside the Bay Area. The Robbins Collection provides financial support for students working in a country, region, or city outside the U.S. that is characterized by civil or religious law traditions and institutions. In Spring 22022 […]
  • 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. […]
  • 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 […]
  • Robbins Collection Fellowship Paves More Affordable Path for J.S.D. Students

    This article is being re-published by the Robbins Collection, the original can be found here. By Gwyneth K. Shaw Five new members of Berkeley Law’s Doctor of Juridical Science (J.S.D.) program have received a new fellowship, thanks to a grant from the school’s Robbins Collection and Research Center. Zehra Betul Ayranci, Jiahui Duan, Nicolas Lezaca, […]
  • 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 […]
  • Judicial Independence and Accountability in Latin America Response Papers

    In 2017, Pablo Echeverri, Assistant Professor of Law at Duquesne University School of Law, and Laurent Mayali co-hosted a symposium a the Robbins Collection, “Judicial Independence and Accountability in Latin America.” Participants in the conference were asked to write response papers, which we are publishing here as a collection of essays. The essays begin with an […]
  • Jennifer Nelson Receives ACRL Grant

    Jennifer Nelson, reference librarian for the Robbins Collection, has won the prestigious Association of College and Research Libraries European Studies Section De Gruyter European Librarianship Study Grant for 2019. Her winning project, “lucundum mihi est reperiri typographum: A Case Study of an Early Modern Publishing Success Story,” is an archival study of the letters by […]
  • Leo Wiener Dow wins the Jewish Book Award

    Leon Wiener Dow has won the Jewish Book Council’s 2018 National Jewish Book Award for his book The Going, A Meditation on Jewish Law, published in 2017 by Palgrave Macmillan. The Going offers a learned discourse that elucidates the telos of Jewish law and the philosophical-theological commitments that animate it.  Dow largely wrote the book during his time […]
  • Lena Salaymeh wins an AAR Book Award

    Lena Salaymeh was awarded the American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in Textual Studies for her 2016 book, The Beginnings of Islamic Law: Late Antique Islamicate Legal Traditions, published by Cambridge University Press.  The Beginnings of Islamic Law is a major and innovative contribution to the understanding of the historical unfolding of […]
  • “Reconciling Islamic & European Civil Laws” Conference Participants Published

    In December 2017, the Robbins Collection hosted a symposium entitled, Judicial Independence and Accountability in Latin America. Participants were asked to write brief response papers to the topics and ideas discussed.
  • Legal-Net Colloquium with Prof. Amnon Reichman

    The Use and Misuse of Technology in the Regulation of Judges in Israel   Berkeley Law and the Robbins Collection are proud to welcome Amnon Reichman, Associate Professor of Law at Israel’s University of Haifa, to Boalt Hall as the Robbins Collection Visiting Professor in Comparative Law. Professor Reichman, who taught at Berkeley Law over […]
  • Published: Robbins Fellow, Pablo Echeverri

    Pablo Echeverri, a Robbins Post-Doctoral Fellow since 2015, was recently published in the Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparative Law. His paper, “The 2015 Power-Balancing Reform in Colombia: a missed opportunity to disrupt the ecosystem of structural clientelism in the halls of justice,” examines the reform’s failure to achieve a meaningful restructuring of Colombia’s judiciary. […]