Marco Antonio Marques da Silva has enjoyed a long career in both academia as well as the field of law. Born in the city of Itapetininga in 1958, he currently serves as a professor and academic advisor at Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo. Having graduated from the university after his undergraduate studies, as well as attaining both his Masters and Doctorate in law from the institution, his connection to the school is enduring. In addition to his work in academics, he also serves as a judge on the Court of Appeals in São Paulo. We had the opportunity to speak with Marco Antonio Marques da Silva on his pursuits in both law and academics, as well as the release of an upcoming book on basic human rights.