Professor Mate joined the Windsor Law faculty in 2021. His research centers on international trade law, comparative constitutional law, comparative election law, judicial politics, and law and society. His current research focuses on international trade law’s impact on development policy space; the role of private and state actors in implementing international trade law norms in Asia and North America; the role played by lower courts in constitutional guardianship; and comparative election law.
His academic writings have been published or are forthcoming in law reviews and journals including Yale Journal of International Law, Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Berkeley Journal of International Law, Tulane Law Review, the Journal of Human Rights, and in peer-reviewed chapters in volumes published by Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press.
His recent and forthcoming publications include Inverted Judicial Guardianship (forthcoming, Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties), The WTO and Development Policy Space in India (Yale Journal of International Law), Solar Trade Wars (forthcoming), and
andJudicial Supremacy in Comparative Constitutional Law (Tulane Law Review).
Prior to joining Windsor Law, Professor Mate was a Visiting Professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of California Berkeley, School of Law, and a Professor of Law and Political Science and Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law at Whittier College School of Law. He also served as a Research Fellow in Global Comparative Law at UC Berkeley.
Prior to entering the legal academy, Professor Mate practiced in the areas of litigation and election law in California. Mate received his PhD in Political Science from UC Berkeley, where he was a Mellon Sawyer Fellow in Comparative Constitutional Law, and his JD from Harvard Law School. He received his BA in Political Science, with highest honors, from UC Berkeley, and graduated as the valedictorian of the Political Science class.
Professor Mate served as the previous Chair of the Association of American Law Schools' (AALS) Section on Comparative Law and Section on Law and South Asian Studies, and on the executive board of the AALS Section on Comparative Law, and the Section on Law and South Asian Studies.