Manoj Mate

Canada Research Chair in International Trade Law and Assistant Professor

Professor Mate is the Canada Research Chair in International Trade Law at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law. His research centers on international trade law, U.S. and comparative constitutional law, public law, and law and society. His current research focuses on the role of private and non-state actors in shaping and implementing international trade law norms in Asia and North America; law and inequality in U.S. constitutional law; law and globalization; and comparative study of national responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.

His academic writings have been published or are forthcoming in law reviews and journals including Yale Journal of International LawStanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil LibertiesColumbia Human Rights Law ReviewBerkeley Journal of International LawTulane 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 Judicial 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’s East Asian Legal Studies Program, 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. He 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.

Professor Mate’s scholarship is also available on SSRN and Academia.