Criminal Law Professor Marco Antonio Marques da Silva Gets Honored by PUC
With mastery and experience in criminal law, Marco Antonio Marques da Silva has served Brazil’s justice system since 1983. He is currently a judge for the Court of Appeal in Brazil, Sao Paulo. After joining the State Judiciary, he went on to serve in the cities of Monte Alto, Palmeira D’Oeste, Diadema and Sao Paulo. Marco Antonio Marques da Silva made significant strides in his career, earning promotion to become a substitute judge in 2002 and later on becoming a judge of the Court of Appeal in 2007.
Marco Antonio Marques da Silva was born in the city of Itapetininga, Brazil in 1985. He already knew that his heart was in law by the age of 15. He did exactly that. In 1977, he began his studies at the Pontifical Catholic University and graduated with his degree in 1981. After completing his four-year studies, he decided to specialize and pursued a masters and doctorate in the same university. He further engaged in a postdoctoral fellowship at the Law Faculty at Coimbra in 2005.
By 1982, he was already a professor of Criminal law at PUC and still teaches there. Earlier on this year, he was honored by Pontifical Catholic University in Sao Paulo. The institution named an auditorium at its Perdizes Campus after him. The ceremony was headed by the university president Dirceu de Mello, who was once the president of São Paulo State Court of Appeal. Marco Antonio Marques da Silva was praised for his dynamism and for helping the institution in the construction of the new auditoriums.
More words of praise came from Ricardo Sayeg, a tenured professor at PUC and a lawyer. He honored the magistrate on behalf of the Faculty of Law, pointing his contribution to the profession through his literary works. Marco Antonio Marques da Silva has written 13 books and 40 articles. Sayeg referred to Marques da Silva as one of the treasures in the Faculty of Law. At the university, he is a figure that fills the entire fraternity with pride and sense of belonging. What’s more, Marco Antonio Marques da Silva is highly esteemed and recognized by his fellow professors and teachers, not only as a master of the law but also as a good and loyal man.