Assistant Professor of Law;
Director, Center for International and Comparative Law;
Professor (by courtesy) of Political Science, Whittier College
B.A., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
J.D., Harvard Law School
M.A., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D., Political Science, University of California Berkeley
Tel. 714.444.4141 ext. 224
Professor Manoj Mate is an Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law at Whittier Law School, and Professor (by courtesy) of Political Science at Whittier College. Mate’s research centers on comparative law, judicial politics, constitutional law, law and society, election law, law in India and South Asian politics. At Whittier, Professor Mate teaches international law, constitutional law, and election law, and serves as a faculty advisor to the Jessup International Moot Court team. He is currently working on a book manuscript analyzing the extraordinary expansion of the power of the Supreme Court of India in the post-Emergency era.
Professor Mate previously served as a Fellow in Comparative Law at Berkeley Law School, and as a Mellon-Sawyer Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at Berkeley. Before that, he was in private practice, primarily in the area of commercial litigation, at O’Melveny & Myers. Mate also served as Senior Policy Advisor to Mayor Julian Castro in the City of San Antonio , where he worked on the development of sustainability and green jobs policies, and health and fitness initiatives.
Mate received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as student body president, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Mate also received his B.A. in Political Science (with highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was awarded the Departmental Citation in Political Science, awarded to the top student in the graduating class in the department.