Manoj Mate is an Associate Professor of Law at Whittier Law School and Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the University of California Berkeley School of Law.  Mate’s research focuses on international law, international trade law, and comparative constitutional law.  His teaching interests include international and comparative law, business law, international trade law, environmental law, and constitutional law.

His current research projects focus on international trade law and environmental sustainability; investment and industrial policy in India; law and development in South Asia; and comparative study of judicial review and judicial roles in comparative constitutional law and the regulation of democracy.  He is also completing a book that  traces the rise of judicial activism in the Supreme Court of India in fundamental rights and constitutional governance.

Prior to entering the academy, Professor Mate practiced law with the firm of O’Melveny & Myers, and also served as a Senior Advisor to San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, where he worked on energy, environmental and sustainability policy.  Prior to joining Whittier, Mate was a Mellon-Sawyer Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at Berkeley, and a Research Fellow in Global Comparative Law at Berkeley Law.

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, and in chapters in volumes published by Oxford University and Cambridge University Press.

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 M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.