Manoj Mate is an Associate Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science (by courtesy) at Whittier Law School and Whittier College.   Mate is currently a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the University of California Berkeley School of Law.   His research focuses on public law, comparative constitutional law, U.S. constitutional law and policy-making, American politics, election law, and law and politics in South Asia.  He teaches in the areas of constitutional law, comparative legal systems, judicial politics, election law, and international and comparative law.

Before joining Whittier, Mate served as Senior Policy Advisor to Mayor Julián Castro in the City of San Antonio, served as a Mellon-Sawyer Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Society and worked for the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy.

Mate holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.  He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated summa cum laude (highest honors) and Phi Beta Kappa, and was the recipient of the Departmental Citation, awarded to the top graduate in Political Science.