María Luisa Segoviano
Holding a degree in Law from the University of Valladolid, she received an Award for Excellence in Academic Performance from the La Salle-Boluda Foundation. A judge since 1987, she was the president of the Court of Social Affairs in the Supreme Court of Castile and León in the Burgos seat between 1997 and 2002 and then in the Valladolid seat between 2002 and 2006.
In 2006, she was appointed as a Supreme Court judge, where she was the president of the Court of Social Affairs from November 2020 to October 2022. In January, she took office as a judge at the Constitutional Court of Spain. She has been a member of the Central Electoral Commission between 2012 and 2017 and was a vice-chair of the same body from 2020 to 2023. She was an associate professor in the Procedural Law Department of the Faculty of Law at the University of Valladolid. She has been the chairwoman of the Royal Academy of Legislation and Jurisprudence of Valladolid since 2016, an honorary scholar of the Spanish Royal Academy of Legislation and Jurisprudence since 2018 and an honorary scholar of the Royal Academy of Legislation and Jurisprudence of Extremadura.
Segoviano has also been a member of the Advisory Board of the Revista Jurídica de Castilla y León since it was founded and she is the author of numerous articles on fundamental rights, the use of new technologies, dismissals, social security and procedural matters. Director of several training courses by appointment of the General Council of the Judiciary, she has been a speaker at a wide range of courses, conferences and seminars. Notable recognitions include the Cross of Honour Badge of the Order of Saint Raymund of Peñafort; the Social Merit Award for Professional Career; the ‘Puñetas de Oro’ Award bestowed by the Association of Legal Communicators and Informers (ACIJUR); the Equality Award for the Legal Profession awarded by the General Council of the Judiciary; the Diverse and Equal Award from the University of León; the 2022 Pelayo Award for Jurists of Renowned Prestige; and the 3rd Andalusian Social Justice Award granted by the Illustrious Andalusian Council of Official Associations of Social Graduates.