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Manoj Mate

Selected Presentations

Invited Panelist, Comparative National Responses to Covid-19, Section on Law and South Asian Studies, and Section on Comparative Law, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law SchoolsNew York, NY, January 2022. 

Farmers, Trade and Development Norms, 15th Annual South Asia Legal Studies Workshop, University of Wisconsin Law School, October 15, 2021.  

Invited Panelist, Comparative Law and Socioeconomic Rights, AALS Section on Comparative Law Program, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Schools, San Francisco, California, January 2021.

Invited Panelist, Roundtable on Comparative Public Interest Law, Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Chicago, Illinois, Summer 2021.

Keynote Speaker, 13th Annual Supreme Court Review, Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods, October 2020.

Commentator, The Youngstown Canon (by Kristen Eichensehr),  Southern California International Law Scholars Workshop, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, February 2020.

Moderator, Careers in International Panel, U.C. Irvine School of Law, February 12, 2020.

Keynote Speaker, 12th Annual Supreme Court Review, Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods, September 3, 2019.

Comparative Constitutional Law and LGBTQ Rights, presented at 4th National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, American University, March 21-24, 2019, presentation and comments to be published in Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Amicus Blog.

U.S. Trade Wars with China and India, presented at “International Law in Year Three of the Trump Administration”, Center for Globalization, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine School of Law, March 14, 2019.     

The WTO and Development Policy Space in India, presented at Wake Forest University School of Law, February 27, 2019.

The WTO and Development Policy Space in India, article selected for presentation at 2019 Southern California International Law Scholars Workshop, Loyola Law School, February 15, 2019.

The WTO and Development Policy Space in India, to be presented at Faculty Scholarly Roundtable, UC Irvine School of Law, February 13, 2019.

The WTO and Development Policy Space in India, to be presented at Trade and Investment Across Asia, Joint Program of AALS Section on Law and South Asian Studies, and AALS Section on Comparative Law, January 2019.

Building Judicial Power in India, to be presented at Comparative Constitutional Law and Judicial Politics, AALS Section on Comparative Law Program, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Schools, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 2019.

Trump v. Hawaii and the Establishment Clause, plenary speaker, Western Law Professors of Color and Conference of Asian Pacific Law Faculty, UNLV Boyd School of Law, October 19, 2018.

Free Speech and Protest Rights in the NFL, to be presented at “The NFL National Anthem Controversy”, Western Law Professors of Color and Conference of Asian Pacific Law Faculty, UNLV Boyd School of Law, October 19, 2018.

Panelist, The Trump Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Evening on Law and Politics, Orange County Young Democrats, Anaheim, California, October 15, 2018.

Keynote Speaker, 11th Annual Supreme Court Review: The Roberts’ Court, Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods, October 2, 2018.

Chair, Global Trends in Election Law: Comparative Perspectives, Comparative Law and South Asian Studies Joint Program, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Schools, San Diego, California, January 4, 2018.

Global Solar Trade Wars and the WTO, presented at U.C. Irvine School of Law Faculty Workshop, Irvine, California, November 8, 2017.

Comparative Constitutional Law and Indigenous Rights in Canada: Insights from India, presented at “Rewriting the Canadian Constitution” conference, The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, Boston College School of Law, October 19, 2017.

Global Solar Trade Wars and the WTO, presented at Harvard Law School East Asian Legal Studies Workshop, Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 16, 2017.

Judicial Power and Constitutional Transformation in India, presented at the University of California at Berkeley, School of Law, April 2017.

Reconceptualizing Judicial Supremacy, presented at the Fourth Annual Southern California International Law Scholars Workshop, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, February 10, 2017.

Chair, Comparative Constitutional Law in South Asia: Sources, Methods, and Applications, AALS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, January 6, 2017.

Chair, Fundamental Rights and Constitutional Transitions in South Asia, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), San Francisco, California, January 7, 2017.

The Elite Intellectual Origins of Judicial Empowerment, presented at panel, “Comparative Constitutionalism”, 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, September 2016.

Discussant, Contesting Legitimacy: Legal Mobilization, Political Power, and Moral Order in Comparative Contexts, 2016 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 2, 2016.

Fundamental Rights and Obergefell, presented at Roundtable: LGBTQ Politics, 2016 Annual Meeting of Western Political Science Association, San Diego, California, March 25, 2016.

Neoliberal Religiosity in the Secular State in Turkey and India (with Seval Yildirim), presented at:

·      Southern California International Law Scholars (SCILS) workshop, UCLA School of Law, February 6, 2016. 

·       “Courts and Economic Rights in a Neoliberal Age,” 2015 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Seattle, Washington, May 30, 2015.

Neoliberalism and Development in India, presented at “Imagining Alternatives: Progressive Economics & Social Movements”, Occidental College, February 6, 2016.

Participant, APALSA Election Law Panel, U.C. Irvine School of Law, November 13, 2015.

Commentator, Fragile Democracies: Contested Power in the Era of Constitutional Courts (by Samuel Issacharoff, NYU Law), at Center for Democracy Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) Workshop , Stanford University, November 5, 2015.

India’s Participatory Model, presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Schools, Comparative Law Session: "Comparative Law Expanded: Methodology and Public Law in Nontraditional Comparative Legal Systems" (one of two papers selected from call for papers), January 2015.

Presenter, Voting Rights Post-Shelby: What Should Congress Do Now? Law Week 2014, Los Angeles Law Library, May 2, 2014.

Presenter, Is Voting a Human Right, Law Week 2014, Los Angeles Law Library, May 2, 2014.

Rethinking The Participatory Model of Election Law, presented at the Second Annual Meeting of the Southern California Law and Social Science Forum, Whittier Law School, March 28, 2014.

Co-organizer, Second Annual Southern California Law and Social Science Forum Event, Elections, Law, and Democracy, Whittier Law School, March 2014.

Elite Institutionalism and the Supreme Court of India, presented at panel on Constitutional Conflict and Development: Perspectives from South Asia and Africa (Africa and Law and South Asian Studies Joint Program, Co-Sponsored by Sections on Comparative Law and Constitutional Law), Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, New York, NY, January 4, 2014.

Panelist,  “Free Speech vs. Hate Speech”, Orange County Human Relations Commission, December 5, 2013.

Co-organizer, The Global Medicine Challenge Symposium: The Fine Line Between Incentivizing Innovation and Protecting Human Rights, November 2013.

Economic Liberalization, Development, and the Supreme Court of India, presented at, Sixth Annual South Asia Legal Studies Pre-Conference, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, October 17, 2013.

The Evolution of Judicial Power in the Supreme Courts of India and Pakistan, presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, August 2013/


High Courts and Electoral Reform in India and the U.S., presented at 2013 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Boston, MA, May 2013.


Co-organizer, Inaugural Southern California Law and Social Science Forum Event, Law at the Fault Lines, March 2013.

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.

Priests in the Temple of Justice:  Judicial Independence, the Basic Structure Doctrine and the Legal Complex in India, 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).

Public Interest Litigation and the Transformation of the Indian Supreme Court, presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Palmer House Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, April 5, 2008.

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, August 31, 2006.

The Origins of Substantive Due Process: The Role of Borrowing in Personal Liberty and Preventive Detention Cases, presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Palmer House Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, April 20, 2006.