Last week, Marco Antonio Marques da Silva received recognition for his many years of hard work and dedication to Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo. The ceremony was presided over by the president of the university, Dirceu De Mello. In his speech, De Mello talked about how da Silva is an integral part of the university and always willing to lend a hand. He also assisted with the construction of the new auditoriums and is therefore more than deserving of this award. His history with the university dates all the ways back to the late 1970’s. Marco Antonio Marques da Silva first enrolled in PCU Sao Paolo in 1977. He graduated four years later and accepted a faculty position there a year after that.
He also continued his studies at PCU SP as he pursued his master’s, doctorate and a few teaching degrees. In 2003, he received tenure at CPU Sao Paolo. Two years later, he began his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Coimbra as he served as a member of the faculty of law. It was at age 5 that he first knew he wanted to pursue a career in law and, in 1982, he was given the opportunity to join the state judiciary. In 2002, he was appointed to be a substitute judge. Five years later, he was promoted to Court of Appeals Judge and has been serving in that capacity ever since. He also remains a member of the faculty at PCU Sao Paolo. (estantevirtual)
During his acceptance speech, he emphasized the fact that no man is an island and gave an acknowledgement to his friends and family for helping him to reach this point in his career. He also discussed his literary work as he is the proud author of over 40 different articles and 13 books. He also affirmed his commitment to making fair decisions as a judge and doing his best to uphold the law. He also received a plaque in commemoration of his dedication to the university. So we wish him the best of luck in the future of his career as both a professor and judge.