Manoj Mate is an Associate Professor of Law at Whittier Law School and Professor (by courtesy) of Political Science at Whittier College. In Spring 2017, he will be a Visiting Professor of Law at U.C. Berkeley School of Law. Professor Mate teaches Constitutional Law I and II, International Law, and Election law. His research and expertise center on comparative constitutional law, election law, law and society, and public law in South Asia from an interdisciplinary perspective.
He is currently completing a book that analyzes how the elite institutional context has influenced and shaped judicial activism and assertiveness in the Supreme Court of India. His other current and future projects focus on the role of courts in protecting constitutionalism and regulating democracy; globalization and judicial review of economic and development policies; and comparative and U.S. election law and voting rights.
His current and forthcoming publications include book chapters in edited volumes in Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press, and articles in law journals published by Columbia, Berkeley, George Washington University, and the University of Washington. Mate currently serves as Chair of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on Law and South Asian Studies, and on the Executive Board of the AALS Section on Comparative Law. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and holds B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to teaching, Mate practiced in the areas of commercial litigation and election law, and also worked for the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute for Law and Social Policy .