Dorota Pyć is a lawyer and a professor at the University of Gdańsk. In 2014, she served as the Head of the Department of Maritime Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration. Since 2014 Dorota has been the chair of the Maritime Law Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the editor-in-chief of Prawo Morskie (Maritime Law) of the Polish Academy of Sciences. From 2008 to 2019 she was a member of the Maritime Law Codification Commission. From 2013 to 2015 Dorota served as Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Transport, Construction and Maritime Economy and then at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development. Moreover, she managed the following projects: SEAPLANSPACE Marine Spatial Planning Instruments for Sustainable Marine Governance Interreg South Baltic Programme (2014–2020), and the European Regional Development Fund (2018–2021).

Her research interests focus on: 

The law of the sea, maritime law, marine environmental protection law, and sustainable development law.