PUC-Sao Paulo honored judge Marco Antonio Marques da Silva on April 1st. The judge was in attendance when it was announced that one of the auditoriums at Perdizes Campus was named after him. It’s worth noting that the judge is a professor at the institution. He teaches criminal law.
Dirceu de Mello, who is the president of the university, hosted the ceremony. He gave a speech, in which he praised the judge’s character and said that he (the judge) is always on hand ready to help with anything and everything. The president continued to say the decision to name one of the new auditoriums after the judge was the right thing to do. This is because Marco Antonio played a crucial role in the development of them.
Another well-known figure at the university gave a speech too, and he praised the judge. Ricardo Sayeg discussed the judge’s career in his speech, pointing out that at the age of 15, Marco Antonio made the decision he wanted a law career.
In 1997, Marco Antonio became a step closer to achieving his dream when he started to attend PUC. He graduated from the university in 1981 but he still pursued various degrees. He earned several degrees from Pontifical Catholic University. He also attended the Faculty of Law, located in Coimbra, in 2005. It was there he earned his post-doctoral degree.
In 1983, Marco Antonio became a member of the State Judiciary. He has worked in multiple counties, including Monte Alto and Palmeira D’Oeste as well as Sao Paulo. His hard work paid off and eventually he became a judge in the Court of Appeals. Sayeg’s speech included mentions of the judge’s literary work. He said the judge authored over 30 articles and over 10 books.
Marco Antonio Marques da Silva took to the stage and thanked his friends, family and God. He mentioned how he is a man who strongly values education, family, friends and justice. Marco Antonio said he has strong values in those because he believes nothing is accomplished alone. He went on to give thanks to his sister, wife and his mother as well as his two daughters.