Manoj Mate is a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School.  His research and expertise center on U.S. constitutional law, public policy, and international trade law and global affairs. Prior to joining Harvard, Mate was a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, School of Law, and a Professor of Law and Political Science at Whittier College.  Mate previously practiced law in the areas of commercial litigation, and election law and public policy in San Francisco, and also served as Senior Policy Advisor to San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro where he worked on the development of energy, sustainability and health policy.

Mate’s research and scholarship have appeared in leading journals including Tulane Law ReviewColumbia Human Rights Law Review, and Berkeley Journal of International Law, and in volumes published by Oxford and Cambridge University Press.  He has presented and served as a commentator at numerous conferences and universities, including Harvard, Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley, U.C. Irvine, and Boston College. Mate received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, a J.D. from Harvard Law School , and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, at Berkeley.