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Manoj Mate is Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law at Whittier Law School, and Associate Professor (by courtesy) of Political Science, Whittier College.  Mate’s research and scholarship focus on comparative public law, constitutional law and legal theory, election law, law in India and South Asia, and law and society from an interdisciplinary perspective. His publications include book chapters in edited volumes in Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press, and articles in Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Berkeley Journal of International Law, The George Washington International Law Review (forthcoming), Temple Journal of International and Comparative Law (invited), and the peer-reviewed Journal of Human Rights. At Whittier, Mate has taught Constitutional Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law, and Election Law.

Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Mate practiced law at O’Melveny & Myers, LLP, served as a Mellon-Sawyer Research Fellow as part of the year-long research seminar, “The Dilemmas of Judicial Power in Comparative Perspective,” at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at Berkeley, as a Fellow in Global Comparative Law at Berkeley Law School, and as a graduate research assistant for the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy’s voting rights reauthorization initiative in 2006 at Berkeley Law School. Mate received his Ph.D. from the Travers Department of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Mate received his B.A. in Political Science (with highest honors) from the University of California, Berkeley, and was awarded the Departmental Citation in Political Science, awarded to the top student in the graduating class. Professor Mate currently serves as Chair-Elect 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.

Selected Recent Publications: 

India’s Participatory Model: The Right to Information in Election Law“, 48 George Washington International Law Review __ (forthcoming, 2015).

The Rise of Judicial Governance in the Supreme Court of India” 33 Boston University International Law Journal 169 (2015).

Elite Institutionalism and Judicial Assertiveness in the Supreme Court of India“, 28 Temple International and Comparative Law Journal 361 (2014). (Symposium: Constitutional Conflict and Development: Perspectives from South Asia and Africa).

State Constitutions and the Basic Structure Doctrine” 44 Columbia Human Rights Law Review (2014).

High Courts and Election Law Reform in the US and India” 32 Boston University International Law Journal 267 (2014).

Public interest Litigation and the Transformation of the Supreme Court of India, in CONSEQUENTIAL COURTS: NEW JUDICIAL ROLES IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE (Kapisewski, Silverstein, Kagan, eds., Cambridge Univ. Press 2013).

Priests in the Temple of Justice:  The Indian Legal Complex and the Basic Structure Doctrine, in FATES OF POLITICAL LIBERALISM IN THE BRITISH POST-COLONY: THE POLITICS OF THE LEGAL COMPLEX (Halliday et al, eds. Cambridge Univ. Press 2012).

The Origins of Due Process in India: The Role of Borrowing in Personal Liberty and Preventive Detention Cases, 28 BERKELEY J. INT’L L. 216 (2010).