Associate Professor of Law
Director, Center for International and Comparative Law
Professor (by courtesy) of Political Science, Whittier College
Ph.D., Political Science, University of California Berkeley
J.D., Harvard Law School
B.A., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
Tel. 714.444.4141 ext. 224
Comparative Law, Constitutional Law, Election Law / Law of Democracy, Law in India, Politics of India and South Asia
Professor Manoj Mate teaches in the areas of international law, comparative law, and constitutional law. His research and scholarship focus on comparative public law, law in India, Indian politics, election law, law and society, and law and development, from an interdisciplinary perspective. Professor Mate’s academic articles and writings have appeared or are forthcoming in Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Berkeley Journal of International Law, George Washington International Law Review, Boston University International Law Journal, Temple International and Comparative 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. Manoj Mate is the Chair-Elect of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Law and South Asian Studies, and is a member of the executive board of the AALS Section on Comparative Law.
Prior to joining Whittier, Professor Mate 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, and also practiced law at O’Melveny & Myers. Mate received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and his 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.