Manoj Mate is a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School's East Asian Legal Studies program. His interdisciplinary research and teaching centers on U.S. constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, international trade law and globalization, law and society, and public law in South Asia. His recent publications include Constitutional Erosion and the Challenge to Secular Democracy in India, in CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACIES IN CRISIS? (Mark Graber, Sanford Levinson, and Mark Tushnet, eds., forthcoming, Oxford, 2018), Judicial Supremacy in Comparative Constitutional Law, 92 TULANE LAW REVIEW (2017), State Constitutions and the Basic Structure Doctrine, 45 COLUMBIA HUMAN RIGHTS LAW REVIEW 441 (2014), and Public Interest Litigation and the Transformation of the Supreme Court of India,. CONSEQUENTIAL COURTS: NEW JUDICIAL ROLES IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE (Kapiszewski, Silverstein, Kagan, eds.) (2013).
His academic writings have been published 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 Association of American Law Schools' Section on Comparative Law and on the executive board of the AALS Section on Law and South Asian Studies.
Mate previously was a Visiting Associate Professor at U.C. Berkeley School of Law, and Professor of Law and Political Science at Whittier College. Prior to entering the academy, he served as Senior Policy Advisor to San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and practiced in the areas of commercial litigation and election law at law firms in California. He received his B.A. in Political Science, with Highest Honors, from the University of California at Berkeley and received the Departmental Citation. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Mellon-Sawyer Fellow, and Research Fellow in Global Comparative Law.