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Manoj Mate

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

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Tel. 714.444.4141 ext. 224
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Manoj Mate teaches in the areas of constitutional law, international law, and election law. His research and scholarship centers on comparative public law, constitutional law, election law, law in India and South Asia, and law and society. Professor Mate’s academic articles and writings have appeared or are forthcoming in Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Berkeley Journal of International Law, Boston University International Law Journal, the Journal of Human Rights, and in book volumes by Cambridge and Oxford University Press, and he is currently working on a book manuscript on the Supreme Court of India.

Prior to joining Whittier, Professor Mate also 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. Professor 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, renewable energy, and green jobs policies and comprehensive health, fitness, and nutrition policies and 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 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 department’s graduating class.

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Articles

  • State Constitutions and the Basic Structure Doctrine, 44 Columbia Human Rights Law Review (forthcoming 2014)
  • Economic Liberalization, Development and the Supreme Court of India, 43 SOUTHWESTERN LAW REVIEW (symposium) (forthcoming, 2014, invited)
  • High Courts and Election Law Reform in the U.S. and India, 32 BOSTON UNIVERSITY INT’L L.J. ___ (2014) (forthcoming))
  • The Evolution of Judicial Power in India and Pakistan (work in progress)
  • The Origins of Due Process in India: The Role of Borrowing in Personal Liberty and Preventive Detention Cases, 28 BERKELEY J. INT’L L. 216 (2010).
  • Two Paths to Judicial Power: The Basic Structure Doctrine and Public Interest Litigation in Comparative Perspective, 12 SAN DIEGO INT’L L.J. 175 (2010).
  • State Security and Elite Capture: The Implementation of Anti-Terrorist Legislation in India (with A. Naseemullah), 9 JOURNAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS 262 (Fall 2010).

Book Chapters

  • Public Interest Litigation and the Transformation of the Supreme Court of India, forthcoming in CONSEQUENTIAL COURTS: NEW JUDICIAL ROLES IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE (Diana Kapiszewski, Gordon Silverstein, Robert Kagan, eds. Cambridge Univ. Press, 2013).
  • Priests in the Temple of Justice: The Indian Legal Complex and the Basic Structure Doctrine, forthcoming in FATES OF POLITICAL LIBERALISM IN THE BRITISH POST-COLONY: THE POLITICS OF THE LEGAL COMPLEX (Terence Halliday, Lucien Karpik, and Malcolm Feeley, eds., Cambridge Univ. Press, 2012).
  • The 2000 Presidential Election Controversy, in PUBLIC OPINION AND CONSTITUTIONAL CONTROVERSY (N. Persily et al., eds., Oxford Univ. Press, 2008) (with Matthew Wright).
  • The Evolution of Judicial Power in the Supreme Courts of India and Pakistan, 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 2013.
  • The Judicial Response to Electoral Reform in the U.S. and Indian Supreme Courts, presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Hollywood, California, March 2013.
  • “Protecting the Ability to Openly Challenge Government Policies Crucial for Democracy,” India Abroad, November 30, 2012 (interviewed for article).
  • Public Interest Litigation and the Expansion of Judicial Power in India, presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2012.
  • The Expansion of the Power of the Supreme Court of India in Governance, presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, San Francisco, California, June 2011.
  • Learning from the Mistakes of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA): The Mumbai Terror Attacks and the Future of Anti-terrorist Law in India, presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Denver, Colorado, May 2009.
  • _Priests in the Temple of Justice: Judicial Independence, the Basic Structure Doctrine and the Legal Complex in Indi_a, presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Denver, Colorado, May 2009.
  • Rights, Governance, and the Expansion of Judicial Power in India, presented at Indian Democracy: Justice & the Law, FDRI/Berkeley Seminar on Indian Democracy, co-sponsored by the Center for South Asia Studies, University of California, Berkeley and the Foundation for Democratic Reforms in India, September 26-27, 2008.
  • State Security and Elite Capture: The Implementation of Anti-Terrorist Legislation in India (with A. Naseemullah), presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, Massachusetts, August 29, 2008 (Winner, Best Paper Award, Human Rights section).
  • Two Paths to Judicial Power: The Basic Structure Doctrine and Public Interest Litigation, presented at the Andrew W. Mellon-Sawyer Seminar: The Dilemmas of Judicial Power in Comparative Perspective, Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley, January 31, 2008.
  • Bush v. Gore and the Microfoundations of Public Support for the U.S. Supreme Court, (with Matthew Wright) presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,