Arthur Emmett (judge)

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The Honourable
Arthur Robert Emmett
Personal details
Born 1943 (age 73–74)[1]
Crows Nest, New South Wales[1]
Spouse(s) Sylvia (née Street)
Children Laurence, Hilary, Robert, James, Phoebe Jane and Christopher[1]
Parents Arthur and Phoebe Emmett[1]
Relatives Street family (in-law)[1]
Alma mater Sydney Law School
Occupation Solicitor, barrister, judge

Arthur Robert Emmett, AO (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]

Early life and education[edit]

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.[3]


Justice Emmett lectures in Roman law at the Sydney Law School, where he holds the title of Challis Lecturer in Roman Law.[4] On 22 May 2009, the University of Sydney conferred upon Justice Emmett the degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa).[5] His wife is federal magistrate Sylvia Emmett,[6] the daughter of justice Sir Laurence Street.