Péter Szigeti, SJD, LL.M., dr. iur.

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law - Admin


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law - Admin
(780) 983-8135
443 Law Centre
8820 - 111 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5


Area of Study / Keywords

International Law Property Law Immigration Law Environmental Law Jurisprudence Law & Geograpy


Dr. Péter Szigeti received his SJD from Harvard Law School in 2015, and started teaching at the Faculty of Law of the University of Alberta in September 2018. He has held postdoctoral positions at New York University, McGill University and the European University Institute; and he also holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School (2008), a Master 2 recherche from Université Paris I (2006), and a bachelor’s degree in Hungarian law from ELTE University, Budapest (2005). Professor Szigeti teaches property law, immigration law and jurisprudence. His varied research interests include the role of geographical information in law; the interactions between property law and environmental protection; jurisdiction, sovereignty and territoriality in international law; comparative immigration law; and international legal history.


  • Legal Theory
  • Immigration Law
  • Public International Law
  • International Legal History
  • Property
  • Environmental Law
  • Law & Geography


  • LAW440 Property Law (1L course, 60 students);
  • LAW588B Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Law (Upper-year course, 40 students);
  • LAW486 Jurisprudence: Methods of Interpretation (Upper-year seminar, 11 students);
  • LAW599 Digital Law (Upper-year seminar, 22 students);
  • LAW589 Moot Court Coaching (Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition).
  • LAW526 Independent Research Paper supervision (supervised students writing about international law (2019) and law & technology (2022)).


LAW 440B - Property Law

This course involves the study of basic principles which govern the institution of real and personal property. Included in this analysis will be the history of property law and issues of social and political context. Other topics include right incident to the ownership and possession of land, tenures and estates, concurrent ownership, dower, leases and tenancies, easements, restrictive covenants, finders law, bailment, and gifts. Other special issues may be explored.

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Featured Publications

Péter D. Szigeti

McGill Law Journal. 2024 February; 68 (1):1-46

Szigeti, Péter D.

International Journal of Constitutional Law . 2021 November; 19 (5):1632-1663 10.1093/icon/moab102

Szigeti, Péter D.

Environmental Law. 2021 April; 51 (1):41-87

Szigeti, Péter D.

The Extraterritoriality of Law: History, Theory, Politics (Daniel S. Margolies, Umut Özsu, Maïa Pal, Ntina Tzouvala eds.). 2019 March;

Szigeti, Péter D.

Texas International Law Journal. 2017 September; 52 (3):369-399

Szigeti, Péter D.

Re-Grounding Cosmopolitanism: Towards a Post-Foundational Cosmopolitanism (Tamara Caraus & Elena Paris eds.). 2016 February;

Szigeti, Péter D.

Journal of Transnational Law & Policy. 2010 March; 19 (2):311-355