Speakers-Morris, Emily Michiko

Emily Michiko Morris

Professor of Law, The University of Akron School of Law

Emily Michiko Morris is the David L. Brennan Endowed Chair, Associate Professor, and Associate Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Technology, at the University of Akron School of Law. She is also a Senior Fellow for Life Sciences and a Scholar and Edison Fellow at the George Mason University C-IP2. An experienced teacher and researcher specializing in patent law, particularly as it relates to biotechnology and university research, Prof. Morris is also an expert on regulatory issues related to the pharmaceutical industry. Her research focuses on comparative law and comparative intellectual property law as well.

Professor Morris has taught a variety of courses in intellectual property law, law and medicine, and comparative law as a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Maine School of Law, an Associate Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, a Visiting Associate Professor at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, and as an adjunct assistant professor and Humphrey Fellow in Law and Economic Policy at the John M. Olin Center for Law and Economics, University of Michigan Law School. Before joining academia, Professor Morris earned her A.B. from Harvard University and her J.D. 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. of Jones Day.