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
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.