Manoj Mate is a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School in the East Asian Legal Studies program.  Prior to joining EALS, Mate was a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the University of California Berkeley, School of Law, and a law professor at Whittier.  His research and expertise center on U.S. constitutional law, and international trade law and development.  Previously, Mate practiced in the area of litigation and election law in San Francisco, and  served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Mayor (and later U.S. H.U.D. Secretary) Julian Castro.

His academic writings have been published or are forthcoming in 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. Mate currently serves as Chair of the AALS Section on Comparative Law.

Mate received his B.A. in Political Science, with Highest Honors, from the University of California at Berkeley and received the Departmental Citation.  Mate received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as President of the Law School Council. He receved his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Mellon-Sawyer Fellow and Department Fellow.