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California's Legal Heritage
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California's Legal Heritage
    Dates: 1544-1940
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    Extent: 38 titles
    Repository: UC Berkeley. The Robbins Collection
    Abstract: The items in this collection trace the origins of California law to the civil law tradition that Spain brought to the Americas, and the impact of this tradition from the sixteenth century to the present day.
    Language of Material: Latin

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    Preferred Citation

    California's Legal Heritage. UC Berkeley. The Robbins Collection

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The items in this collection trace the origins of California law to the civil law tradition that Spain brought to the Americas, and the impact of this tradition from the sixteenth century to the present day. Featured works from the Robbins Collection highlight key moments in the history of California as a territory under the civil law jurisdiction of Spain and Mexico and a U.S. state governed by common law.