Patricia Vives Velo de Antelo graduated in Law at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, obtaining an excellent qualification in her Final Degree Project, about article 831 of the Spanish Civil Code (“El artículo 831 del Código civil: Delegación de la facultad de distribución. Alcance y aplicación práctica”). She is currently pursuing her doctoral studies under the direction of Professor María José Santos Morón at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where she has obtained a predoctoral contract as research staff in training. As a representative of the PhD students, she is a member of the Board of the Department of Private Law at the same university.
Right now she is focusing her academic research on Family Law and Successions, and she already has two publications: “Strengthening the position of the surviving spouse: article 831 of the spanish Civil Code”, published in Revista de Actualidad Jurídica Iberoamericana (nº12, February 2020), and “Disinheritance due to psychological abuse”, as chapter of the book Cuestiones actuales en materia de mediación, familia y sucesiones (Wolters Kluwer, Madrid, 2020).
At 2019, she won the Thesis Talk competition that took place at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, based on the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.
Since academic year 19/20 she teaches Family Law and Successions at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.