Manoj Mate is currently a Canada Research Chair and a law professor at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, and the first to hold the Canada Research Chair at the Faculty of Law. He will join the faculty of DePaul University College of Law in Summer 2022. His interdisciplinary research centers on the study of law and inequality, international and comparative law, constitutional law, and election law.
Prior to joining Windsor, he held visiting appointments as a Visiting Professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law and Visiting Scholar at U.C. Irvine’s Center on Globalization, Law and Society, a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School’s East Asian Legal Studies program, and a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and also served as Professor and Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law at Whittier College School of Law. Professor Mate also previously served as a Mellon Sawyer Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at Berkeley, and as a Fellow in Global Comparative Law at Berkeley Law.
His academic writings have been published or are forthcoming in leading law reviews and journals including Yale Journal of International Law, Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Berkeley Journal of International Law, Tulane Law Review, Nevada Law Journal, the Journal of Human Rights, and in peer-reviewed chapters in volumes published by Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press.
Prior to entering the legal academy, Professor Mate practiced in the areas of litigation and election law in California, and worked as a researcher for the 2006 Voting Rights Re-authorization Initiative at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy. Mate received his Ph.D in Political Science from UC Berkeley, where he served as a Mellon Sawyer Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Society, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He received his B.A. in Political Science, with highest honors, from UC Berkeley, where he graduated as the Valedictorian of the Political Science class, receiving the Departmental Citation.