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Manoj Mate

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  • Associate Professor of Law; Faculty Director, Racial Justice Initiative
  • Full-time
  • 312-362-1377
  • ​716 Lewis

Professor Mate is an Associate Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Racial Justice Initiative at DePaul University College of Law.  Prior to joining DePaul Professor Mate was a professor and Canada Research Chair in International Trade Law  at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law and the first law professor to hold the Canada Research Chair at Windsor Law.  

Professor Mate’s interdisciplinary research focuses on the study of law and inequality, constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, international and comparative law, and election law.  His current research focuses on the role courts play in addressing wealth-based inequality claims; judicial review and structural governance; and federalism, rights, and inequality.  His academic writings have been published or are forthcoming in leading law reviews and journals, including the Yale Journal of International LawStanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Columbia Human Rights Law ReviewBerkeley Journal of International Law, Tulane Law ReviewNevada Law Journal and the Journal of Human Rights. He also has peer-reviewed chapters published in volumes by Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press.  

Professor Mate has received multiple awards for his teaching. He has held visiting appointments or faculty positions at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, Harvard Law School, the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, the University of Windsor, and Whittier Law School. At Berkeley Law, he also previously served as a Mellon Sawyer Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Society and as a Fellow in Global Comparative Law. 

Professor Mate also has held numerous leadership appointments, including as chair of the Association of American Law Schools' (AALS) sections on Comparative Law and Law and South Asian Studies. Prior to entering the legal academy, he practiced in the areas of litigation and election law in California, worked as a researcher for the 2006 Voting Rights Re-authorization Initiative at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy, and as a Senior Policy Advisor to Mayor Julian Castro in the City of San Antonio, where he worked on public health, green jobs, and sustainability polices. 


BA and PhD (Political Science), UC Berkeley; JD, Harvard Law School. 

Courses Taught

  • Constitutional Law
  • The Supreme Court & Public Policy

Selected Works