Amy R. Motomura

Amy Motomura
Amy R. Motomura, Associate Professor of Law

Associate Professor of Law

Courses Taught

  • Property
  • Patent Law



  • BSE, summa cum laude, Duke University
  • MS, Stanford University
  • JD, Stanford Law School


Amy Motomura joined the Loyola Law School faculty in 2020. Her scholarly interests focus on patent law’s role in innovation and on the design of patent law institutions. Professor Motomura teaches property and patent law and received the 2023 Excellence in Teaching Award from Loyola’s Day Student Bar Association.

Before coming to Loyola, Professor Motomura was a fellow at Stanford Law School in the Center for Law & the Biosciences and the Stanford Program in Neuroscience & Society, and she practiced as a patent attorney at Morrison & Foerster LLP and Cooley LLP. She continues to serve as special counsel at Cooley LLP and is a member of the state bars of California and Washington.

Selected Scholarship