Manoj Mate is a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School’s East Asian Legal Studies program for the 2017-2018 year. His interdisciplinary research focuses on international business and trade law, U.S. and comparative constitutional law, and law and development. Mate’s current research projects focus on international trade law and energy law; trade and industrial policy in South Asia; and comparative constitutional law and judicial politics. His book project traces how institutional and intellectual forces have shaped judicial activism in India.

His academic writings have been published or are forthcoming in Tulane Law Review, Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Berkeley Journal of International Law, George Washington International Law Review, The Journal of Human Rights and in peer reviewed chapters in volumes published by Oxford University and Cambridge University Press.

Mate was previously a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the University of California Berkeley School of Law.  He practiced business law and commercial litigation at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, and served as a Research Fellow in Global Comparative Law at Berkeley Law.  Mate received his B.A. in Political Science, with Highest Honors, from the University of California, Berkeley, and was the recipient of the Departmental Citation.  He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Mellon-Sawyer Research Fellow.