Manoj Mate is a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law in Southern California. His research and expertise center on international trade law, constitutional law and public policy, and law in India and South Asia. Previously, Mate served as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School in the East Asian Legal Studies program, and also taught as a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the University of California Berkeley, School of Law, and also was a Professor of Law and Political Science at Whittier College.
His research and scholarship has been published in leading journals including Tulane Law Review, Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Berkeley Journal of International Law, George Washington International Law Review, and the Journal of Human Rights, and in peer reviewed chapters in volumes published by Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press. He previously served as Chair of the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Comparative Law and as Chair of the AALS Section on Law and South Asian Studies.
Mate serves as a policy advisor and consultant in the areas of international trade law, renewable energy, law and policy in India and South Asia, and public health initiatives. He previously served as Senior Policy Advisor to San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro for energy, sustainability, and public health policy, where he worked on the development and implementation of renewable energy and green jobs policies, the Mayor’s Fitness Council and federally funded grant initiatives to improve health, nutrition, and fitness.
He also previously practiced business litigation and election law in California. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley.