Božena Bulum graduated in 2000 from the Faculty of Law of the University of Split.
Between June 2001 and January 2004, she worked at the Commercial Court in Split. In 2003, she passed the Bar Exam.
After finishing Postgraduate Scientific Study of “Maritime Law and the Law of the Sea” she gained her LL.M. in 2005 (thesis: “Time charter in modern maritime practice”), and her Ph.D. in 2008 (thesis: “Regulation of maritime transport services and access to port services market in the competition law of the European Union”) from the Faculty of Law in Split.
In January 2005, she started working at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia. There she stayed until February 2006, when she started working at the Adriatic Institute of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Today, she holds the position of senior research scientist at the Institute.
She is a regular speaker at international and Croatian conferences related to maritime law.She has participated as researcher on several scientific projects financed by the Ministry of Science and Croatian Science Foundation. Božena Bulum is a member of the Croatian Maritime Law Association (since 2004); Portius (International Legal Centre for Port Law, since 2008); the Expert Committee for the Croatian Maritime Code Amendments (2011, 2013, 2015 and 2019) and of the Expert Committee for the Maritime Domain and Seaports Act Amendments (2019). She has published one academic monograph, three book chapters and over 30 academic papers.