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Elena Orrù

Associate Professor

Department of Legal Studies

Academic discipline: IUS/06 Navigation and Air Law

Short Bio

Elena was born in November 1979. She is Associate Professor in Navigation Law and obtained a PhD in European Transport Law. In 2017 she passed the National Scientific Qualification exam for Associate Professor (2016 session).

She is member of AIDIM, AIDINAT, ISDIT and of the International Propeller Club, Port of Bologna. She is also member of Scientific and Editorial Committees of Italian and international scientific reviews and series.

Elena has carried out research activities both in Italy and abroad and is member of international and Italian research groups. She speaks in international and Italian conferences on Navigation and Transportation Law and has published two books and several articles on reviews and collective works on the same subjects.

Her current researches concern the regime of liability of the carrier, its agents and employees and of the other persons involved in the carriage according to the Italian and international law, along with the relationship among the different contracts involved in the international sale of goods.

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+39 051 20 9 9633

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Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche
Via Zamboni 27/29, Bologna - Go to map

Office hours

Office hours begin in September and end within the 15th of July. They are suspended during holiday time.

For variations, the reception desks will be informed and the variations will be published on this website, too. In any case, it is always possible to write me at

For the students of Bologna (both those of Insurance Law, CLAMED-LEIF Course, and those of Law Courses): I am usually meeting students at the office of Navigation Law, at the second floor of the Department of Legal Studies, in 27/29 Zamboni street, each Friday at 10 a.m.

Information in advance about the willingness to meet me is appreciated.


For the students of International Contracts in Global Markets: office hours are held, during the second semester, every week during class-time, on Tuesday, at 5 p.m., in Forlì, via Giacomo della Torre No 1, room 2F, second floor. After the end of the course, students are pleased to check the office-hours on the website. During the first semester and after the end of the course, office hours are held, in room 2F, previous appointment. In order to be enrolled in the student-list, it is mandatory to previously send a request to the e-mail address

Due to organizational reasons, students wishing to meet Prof. Orrù at her office hours are kindly invited to send an email to within the day before.


For the students of Legal Procedures for Infrastructures and Public Works Procurement, Campus of Ravenna: during the first semester and after the classes, office hours will be held previous appointment. Students are therefore kindly asked to write an e-mail to During the classes, office hours will be held before the beginning of each class, previous appointment, but students can ask clarifications or information on the lessons' topics and the exam program also during the class.

Students wishing to meet Prof. Orrù at her office hours are kindly invited to write her an email at least the day before, for organizational reasons.