Manoj Mate is a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Globalization, Law, and Society at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Mate’s interdisciplinary research and teaching focuses on international trade law and development, law and globalization, comparative constitutional law, judicial politics, and law and society. Professor Mate previously served as a Visiting Professor at U.C. Irvine School of Law, a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School’s East Asian Legal Studies Program, a Visiting Professor at U.C. Berkeley School of Law, and a law professor and Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law at Whittier College School of 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, the Journal of Human Rights, and in peer-reviewed chapters in volumes published by Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press. Professor Mate is the previous Chair of the Association of American Law Schools’ (AALS) Section on Comparative Law and Section on Law and South Asian Studies, and currently serves on the executive board of the AALS Section on Law and South Asian Studies.
Mate previously served as a Mellon Sawyer Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at Berkeley, and a Fellow in Global Comparative Law at UC Berkeley School of Law. Prior to law teaching, Professor Mate practiced business and commercial litigation and election law in California. He also served as Senior Policy Advisor to San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro for sustainability, green jobs, renewable energy, and public health policies.
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.