Marco Antonio Marques da Silva Receives Award at PUC Ceremony

Marco Antonio Marques da Silva was honored on April 1 at PUC-São Paulo. The judge is a professor of criminal law at the university and a newly constructed auditorium was named after him during the celebration in his honor.


The university’s president, Dirceu de Mello, officiated the ceremony. In his speech about Marco, he mentioned that he was always willing to lend a helping hand and had helped ensure the construction of the new auditoriums was completed and went smoothly. His work on the auditorium makes it very appropriate for it to be named after him.


Marco studied at PUC and graduated in 1981 with a law degree. He continued his education at the Pontifical Catholic University, where he earned masters and doctoral degrees. He also did a postdoctoral fellowship at Faculty of Law of Coimbra. In 1982, Marco became a professor at PUC where he continues to teach today. He earned his tenure in 2003.


In addition to his teaching, he also serves on the State Judiciary. He earned the role of Substitute Judge in 2002 and later began serving as Court of Appeals Judge in 2007.


On top of all this, Marco has also written numerous articles and books. He’s composed a total of 40 articles and 13 books. One of his most notable books was Luso-Brazilian Treaty on Human Dignity, which he worked on with Jorge Miranda, who serves as a Constitutional Law Professor specializing in European law. The book also contains pieces written by European and Brazilian jurists.


When it was Marco’s turn to give a speech at the ceremony, he expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to be celebrating this honor with many of his close friends and family. He also mentioned that he loved his college days at PUC and the excitement he felt from day one on campus still remains as he teaches his classes there today.