Prof. Jelena Nikčević Grdinić, Ph. D.

  • JGrdinicProf. Jelena Nikčević Grdinić, Ph. D. was born on 2 January 1972 in Nikšić. She finished primary and secondary school in Podgorica with distinction. She graduated from the Faculty of Law in Podgorica in 1994. Immediately after graduating she enrolled in a postgraduate programme at the Faculty of Law. She defended her master’s thesis entitled: “Privatization of public companies in Montenegro with a special emphasis on maritime economy” in December 1998. In February 2004 she defended her PhD dissertation entitled “Maritime liens in Yugoslav and Comparative Law” at the Faculty of Law in Belgrade. As a postgraduate student, according to the Decision of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Government of Montenegro she worked as a scholar assistant at the Faculty of Law in Podgorica from 1994 to 1997. She gained a permanent position at the Faculty of Maritime Studies in Kotor on 1 October 1999. Shortly afterwards, she was appointed teaching assistant for a group of law courses. She was appointed assistant professor on 1 April 2005 for the aforementioned group of courses after which, in 2010, she was appointed associate professor, which position she holds to date. She also lectures at the Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management and at the Seafarers Training Centre in Kotor on the subject of Maritime Law. She cooperates with many maritime institutions in the country and the region. Since 2011 prof. Jelena Nikčević Grdinić has held the position of Vice Dean for Finance at the Faculty of Maritime Studies in Kotor. The areas of her scientific interest are maritime law, protection of the sea against pollution, marine insurance and business law. She has participated in the work of a large number of domestic and international meetings, where she delivered papers published in the publications from these meetings. She has published more than 40 academic papers in national and international journals in the fields of maritime and business law. She has completed many professional training programmes at institutions such as the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy in Greece, LAL Language Centre in London and the IMO International Maritime Law Institute in Malta.