PUC-São Paulo Honors Illustrious Judge Marco Antonio Marques de Silva

PUC-São Paulo honored judge and professor of criminal law Marco Antonio Marques de Silva for his contribution to the institution. University president Dirceu de Mello praised judge de Silva as someone who was, “always ready to help with everything.” Mello, a former São Paulo State Court of Appeals President, commended his colleague for his work and dedication which directly lead to the construction of a new auditorium on campus. The new auditorium at PUC-São Paulo’s campus bares Marco Antonio Marques de Silva’s name in recognition of his work towards its completion. Besides lending his name to the new auditorium, Judge de Silva received a plaque from the PUC’s Office for Specialization and Extension as recognition for his continued pursuit of their mission.


In 1958, Marco Antonio Marques da Silva born in Itapetininga. When he was 15, Judge de Silva realized it was his calling to have a career in law. In 1977, he enrolled in legal studies at PUC and studied there for four years before graduating in 1981. By 1982, he was made a professor at PUC. Judge da Silva earned his tenure at PUC in 2003. He continued his educated at Pontifical Catholic University. Following his studies, at Pontifical Catholic University he did a postdoctoral fellowship at the faculty of law in Coimbra in 2005. Judge de Silva joined the State Judiciary in 1983, where he performed his duties throughout the counties of Palmeira D’Oeste, Monte Alto, Diadema and São Paulo.


After years of hard work, Judge de Silva was promoted in 2002 to substitute judge. He maintained this position until 2007 when he became a judge for the Court of Appeals. Judge De Silva has published over 40 articles and authored 13 books. His co-author piece, the “Luso-Brazilian Treaty on Human Dignity” was written and edited with Professor Jorge Miranda, a professor of the European Constitutional Law.