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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.

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

Online Resources

Office hours

Office hours begin in September and end within the 31st 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 organizational reasons, students wishing to meet me are kindly requested to send me an email at least one day in advance.


Office hours during Covid-19 pandemic and the related authoritative measures:

For all courses, office hours are held each Wednesday at 10 am by Skype and, when physical office hours will be allowed, at the office of Navigation Law, at the second floor of the Department of Legal Studies, in 27/29 Zamboni street.

Students coming outside Bologna can meet me via Skype.

My Skype name is: live:.cid.e024574ddc511b9b

Otherwise, it is possible to organize a meeting via Microsoft Teams, instead of Skype.

In any case, it is necessary to contact me in advance in order to plan the meeting.


Office hours after the Covid-19 pandemic will end:

  • Campus of Bologna: I am usually meeting students each Wednesday, at 10 am, at the office of Navigation Law, at the second floor of the Department of Legal Studies, in 27/29 Zamboni street.
  • Campus of Forlì: 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
  • Campus of Ravenna: during the first semester, office hours are held each Tuesday at 1 pm, at office 3 of the Department of Legal Studies in 1 Oberdan street. After the end of classes, office hours will be held previous appointment. Students are therefore kindly asked to write an e-mail to