Maria Magdalena Martínez is Professor of Law History. After her studies of Arts, Humanities and Euro-Arab studies she proceeded with studying law at the universities of Murcia and Alicante. In 1998 she was appointed Full Proffesor of Law Histoy in the Departamento de Ciencias Histórico Jurídicas Facultad de Derecho at Universidad de Alicante. Her research focus lies on historical and legal science. She joins Topoi as a senior fellow supporting research project (B-1-2) Water Law by investigating the dispersion of water in Andalusia from the legal perspective towards usabilitiy criteria and environmental regards from the 8th to the 10th century.