Arthur Emmett (judge)

Arthur Robert Emmett, AO, QC (born 1943, Crows Nest, New South Wales) is an Australian judge and has been a member of the New South Wales Court of Appeal since 7 March 2013. From 1997 until 2013 he was a judge of the Federal Court of Australia.[2] Prior to 1997 he had a career in private legal practice as a barrister and solicitor. His wife is Federal Circuit Court judge Sylvia Emmett (née Street),[3] daughter of the late Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Sir Laurence Street.

Arthur Robert Emmett

Personal details
Born1943 (age 76–77)[1]
Crows Nest, New South Wales[1]
Spouse(s)Sylvia (née Street)
ChildrenLaurence, Hilary, Robert, James, Phoebe-Jane and Christopher[1]
ParentsArthur and Phoebe Emmett[1]
RelativesStreet family (in-law)[1]
Alma materSydney Law School


He was educated at North Sydney Boys High School and the University of Sydney, where he earned a B.A. in 1964, an LL.B. in 1967, and an LL.M. in 1976.[4] Justice Emmett lectures in Roman Law at the Sydney Law School, where he holds the title of Challis Lecturer in Roman Law.[5] On 22 May 2009, the University of Sydney conferred upon Justice Emmett the degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa).[6]