Professor of Constitutional Law at the Complutense University of Madrid (2010), where she is a regular teacher since 1995.

She is also Clerk at the Cortes Generales (Spanish Parliament) since 1981. At the present time is Head of the Department of Legal studies in the General Secretariat of the Congress of Deputies and Legal advisor at the Justice Committee.


Doctor in law with extraordinary Prize by the Complutense University of Madrid (1995),  she teaches Constitutional Law at the Complutense University in several Degrees and Legal Drafting in a Master of Parliamentary Law, Elections and Legislative Studies.

She has been Secretary General of the Congress of Deputies and Clerk of Parliament (Letrado Mayor de las Cortes Generales), as well as Secretary of the Central Electoral Board.

She teaches lessons in courses and seminars and delivers lectures in different courses for postgraduate students, including many courses online since 2003 for Latin America parliaments’ officials and clerks, organized by the CEDDET, Center of distance education for the economic and technological development, sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and the UNED, National University of Distance Learnig, and integrated into the Global network of learning of the World Bank.

She has taken part in a number of projects of international cooperation, including a project of the European Union in support of the Parliament of Uruguay and several seminars on legislative and control procedures and legal drafting in collaboration with AECID, the Spanish official Cooperation Agency, in diffferent countries.


Her domains of research focuses on constitutional law in general, in particular parliamentary law, electoral law, legislative procedure, legal drafting, second Chambers. She has published more than one hundred essays in scientific journals or collaborations in collective works on those topics. Five periods of six years of research recognized by the CNEAI.

Her publications include 10 books, among them: “The Senators designated by the autonomous communities“, Madrid, 1995. “The legislative initiative of the Government“, Madrid, 2000. “The ordinary legislative procedure in the Cortes Generales“, Madrid, 2006. Centre for political and constitutional studies.”The permanent legislative committees in the system of commissions of the Cortes Generales“, Madrid, 2006. “The aggravated procedure of reform of the Constitution of 1978 “, Madrid, 2006.” “Legal writing and legal certainty: towards the constitutional control of the quality of laws?,  Madrid, 2010. “Legal Drafting Manual”, Madrid, 2011.

She is also the author of the Spanish version of a work by Gierke, published by Maitland as Political theories of the middle ages (CEC, 1995), and also of the classic French work from the 16th century on the right of resistance Vindiciae against Tyrannos (Tecnos, 2008).