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
  • International Legal History
  • Property
  • Environmental Law
  • Law & Geography

Publications


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 2020
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 2021
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.

Winter 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 in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.

Fall Term 2020

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