Manoj Mate is an interdisciplinary scholar whose research focuses on international trade law and development, comparative constitutional law, comparative election law, judicial politics, and law and society. He is a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law and affiliated faculty with the Center for Globalization, Law and Society.  

His research and scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in leading journals including the Yale Journal of International Law, Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Berkeley Journal of International Law, Tulane Law Review, and the Journal of Human Rights, and in peer reviewed chapters in volumes published by Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press. He previously served as Chair of the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Comparative Law and as Chair of the AALS Section on Law and South Asian Studies. 

Previously, Mate was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School in East Asian Legal Studies, a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the University of California Berkeley, School of Law, and also taught and law and political science at Whittier College. He also previously served as a Fellow in Comparative Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

Mate received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and received his B.A. M.A., and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was a Mellon-Sawyer Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Society.