Péter Szigeti, SJD, LL.M., dr. iur.

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law

Contact

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law
Email
szigeti@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 983-8135
Address
443 Law Centre
8820 - 111 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

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


About

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.


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

Teaching
  • 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).

Courses

LAW 440A - 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.

Fall Term 2021
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.

Winter Term 2022
LAW 588 - Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Law

An in-depth analysis of Immigration Law in Canada. Will review the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations and look at various tribunals involved in the immigration process including the Immigration and Refugee Board and the Federal Court. Will provide a brief historical review and discuss new developments in the law and important policy areas.

Fall Term 2021
LAW 599 - Seminars on Specialized Legal Topics

These seminars will cover specialized topics of emerging importance in the law at a senior level. The particular topic covered would vary dependent on the availability of Faculty with necessary teaching competence, student interest, and the needs of the legal profession. Sections may be offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.

Winter Term 2022

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Publications

Comparative Law at the Heart of Immigration Law: Criminal Inadmissibility and Conjugal Immigration in Canada and the United States
Author(s): Szigeti, Péter D.
Publication Date: 2022
Publication: International Journal of Constitutional Law (forthcoming)
External Link: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3648021
A Sketch of Ecological Property: Toward a Law of Biogeochemical Cycles
Author(s): Szigeti, Péter D.
Publication Date: 4/23/2021
Publication: Environmental Law
Volume: 51
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 41-87
External Link: https://law.lclark.edu/live/files/31709-51-1-szigeti
In the Middle of Nowhere: The Futile Quest to Distinguish Territoriality from Extraterritoriality
Author(s): Szigeti, Péter D.
Publication Date: 3/29/2019
Publication: The Extraterritoriality of Law: History, Theory, Politics (Daniel S. Margolies, Umut Özsu, Maïa Pal, Ntina Tzouvala eds.)
Page Numbers: 30-48
External Link: https://www.academia.edu/38608702/In_the_Middle_of_Nowhere_The_Futile_Quest_to_Distinguish_Territoriality_from_Extraterritoriality
The Illusion of Territorial Jurisdiction
Author(s): Szigeti, Péter D.
Publication Date: 9/12/2017
Publication: Texas International Law Journal
Volume: 52
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 369-399
External Link: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3034602
The Kosmos of Cosmopolitanism: Geography and Grounding
Author(s): Szigeti, Péter D.
Publication Date: 2/15/2016
Publication: Re-Grounding Cosmopolitanism: Towards a Post-Foundational Cosmopolitanism (Tamara Caraus & Elena Paris eds.)
Page Numbers: 123-141
External Link: https://www.academia.edu/19607685/The_Kosmos_of_Cosmopolitanism_Geography_and_Grounding
Territorial Bias in International Law: Attribution in State and Corporate Responsibility
Author(s): Szigeti, Péter D.
Publication Date: 3/15/2010
Publication: Journal of Transnational Law & Policy
Volume: 19
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 311-355
External Link: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3034600