Manoj Mate is Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law at Whittier Law School, and Professor (by courtesy) of Political Science at Whittier College.   Professor Mate’s scholarship and expertise center on comparative public law, constitutional law, judicial politics, and law and courts in India and South Asia.   Professor Mate teaches constitutional law, international law, comparative law, and election law.

Mate’s recent publications include State Constitutions and the Basic Structure Doctrine (45 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 441, 2014), and High Courts and Election Law Reform in the United States and India (32 Boston University International Law Journal 2014).  He is also the author of The Origins of Due Process in India: The Role of Borrowing in Personal Liberty and Preventive Detention Cases (Berkeley Journal of Int’l Law,  2010), and Public Interest Litigation and the Transformation of the Supreme Court of India (in Consequential Courts: Judicial Roles in Global Perspective, Kapiszewski, Silverstein, Kagan, eds., Cambridge Univ. Press 2013

Professor Mate previously served as a Fellow in Comparative Law at Berkeley Law School, and as a Mellon-Sawyer Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at Berkeley.  Professor Mate also served as Senior Policy Advisor to Mayor Julian Castro in the City of San Antonio.  Mate received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as student body president, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley.  Mate received his B.A. in Political Science (with highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was awarded the Departmental Citation in Political Science, awarded to the top student in the graduating class.    Professor Mate has been awarded fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the University of California.

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