Recently in the year 2018, legal professional Marco Antonio Marques da Silva received recognition for his service as a judge. He was honored by by a top Brazilian city at an event at one of the nations top universities. Along with being honored in Sao Paulo, Marco is also a professor of criminal law at the university. During the opening ceremony, da Silva was having his honor event directed by Dirceu de Mello who is the current president of the university. In his speech, Mello made a number of positive remarks about da Silva. This included da Silva being someone who is always ready to help others with everything. During his stint as a judge, Silva helped ensure that new auditoriums were constructed. As a result, the honor was well worth it for da Silva to receive.
Ricardo Sayeg who is a current lawyer and professor at PUC, expressed his recognition to Silva on behalf of the law school faculty. During a speech he made at the event, Sayeg said that Marco Antonio had a very successful career as a judge that began when he was 15 years old. At that age, he decided to pursue a career in law. Marco went on to attend law school from 1977 to 1981. He would graduate and then look to supplement his legal education with teaching degrees at Pontifical Catholic University. Silva would pursue a postdoctoral fellowship at the Faculty of Law of Coimbra during the year 2005. In the year 1982, da Silva became a professor at PUC and earned his professor tenure in 2003. To this day, he is still a professor teaching at the educational institution.
In the year 1983, Silva joined the State Judiciary and would serve the counties of Palmeira D’Oeste, Monte Alto and Sao Paulo. By 2002, he would get promoted to become a substitute judge and serve on the Court of Appeals in 2007.
During the ceremony speech, Sayeg would talk about Silva’s contributions to literature. Silva authored many articles and several books during his career. This particular literary source was made with the assistance of a European constitutional law professor and other legal experts in both Europe and Brazil.