Advancing the Vaccine Law Dialogue

Pre-conference: September 13 Washington, D.C.

Emily Michiko Morris

Emily Michiko Morris

Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Technology, Akron Law School, University of Ohio


Professor Emily Michiko Morris is an experienced teacher and scholar specializing in patent law, particularly as it relates to biotechnology and university research, and is an expert on intellectual property and regulatory issues related to the pharmaceutical industry. Her research also focuses on comparative law and comparative intellectual property law. 

Professor Morris’ work has been published in books and leading journals, such as the Connecticut Law Review, the Stanford Technology Law Review, and the Harvard Journal of Gender and Law. Professor Morris is also currently a Scholar and Edison Fellow at the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy at George Mason University in Washington, D.C. 

Before joining academia, Professor Morris earned her A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard University and her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was an articles editor on the Michigan Law Review. Following graduation from law school, Professor Morris clerked for the Honorable Bruce M. Selya on the First Circuit Court of Appeals and practiced for three years as an associate in the Issue & Appeals group in the Washington D.C. office of Jones Day.