Adjunct Professor, McGeorge School of Law
Year Graduated: 1981
Emmett is currently an Adjunct Professor at McGeorge where he teaches The Law of Armed Conflict in the public policy sector. Until recently, he was an experienced criminal defense trial attorney, practicing in both the federal and state court arenas. Over the past 30 years, he completed in excess of 100 jury trials, more than 40 of which involved death penalty, homicide and attempted homicide cases. Prior to that, Emmett was an Assistant District Attorney in Stanislaus County. Emmett was very active in Sacramento County Bar Association activities, having been on numerous committees during the past 30 years, and received two SCBA President's Awards for this service. He was also active on the Sacramento County Indigent Defense Panel, and was both Chair and co-Chair of their attorney committee during this period. He recently was the recipient of the IDP's 2011 Award for Distinguished Service as Attorney of the Year. Emmett attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, for his undergraduate work, and received an MBA from Central Michigan University after that. He is a retired full Colonel in the Army Reserve, having seen combat as a Captain in Viet Nam in 1970.