Manoj Mate is an Associate Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Racial Justice Initiative at DePaul University College of Law. Mate joins DePaul from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, where he was a law professor and the first Canada Research Chair at the Faculty of Law.

His interdisciplinary research centers on the study of law and inequality, constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, and election law.

Mate has held visiting appointments or research fellowships at Harvard University, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Irvine School of Law and also was a Professor and Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law at Whittier College School of Law. Professor Mate previously served as a Mellon Sawyer Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at Berkeley, and as a Fellow in Global Comparative Law at Berkeley 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 ReviewBerkeley Journal of International LawTulane Law ReviewNevada Law Journal, the Journal of Human Rights, and in peer-reviewed chapters in volumes published by Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press.

Prior to entering the legal academy, Professor Mate practiced in the areas of litigation and election law in California, and worked as a researcher for the 2006 Voting Rights Re-authorization Initiative at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy. 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.