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Péter Szigeti, SJD, LL.M., dr. iur.

Assistant Professor


About Me

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 and immigration law. 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

  • Legal History

  • Climate Change


  • Péter D. Szigeti, In the Middle of Nowhere: The Futile Quest to Distinguish Territoriality from Extraterritoriality, in: The Extraterritoriality of Law: History, Theory, Politics 30-49 (Daniel S. Margolies, Umut Ozsu, Maia Pal & Ntina Tsouvala eds., Routledge 2019).

  • The Illusion of Territorial Jurisdiction, 52 TEX. INT’L L. J. 369-99 (Spring 2017).

  • The Kosmos of Cosmopolitanism: Geography and Grounding, in RE-GROUNDING COSMOPOLITANISM: TOWARDS A POST-FOUNDATIONAL COSMOPOLITANISM (Elena Paris & Tamara Caraus, eds., Routledge 2015).

  • The Implementation of Performance Review Reports by Regional Fishery Bodies, 2004-2014 (co-written with Dr. Gail Lugten), FAO FISHERIES CIRCULARS NO. 1108, FIPI/C1108 (2015).

  • Territorial Bias in International Law: Attribution in State and Corporate Responsibility, 19 JOURNAL OF TRANSNATIONAL LAW AND POLICY 311-55 (Spring 2010).

  • International Law and Contemporary Ideologies Legitimizing the Use of Force, 12 KÜLÜGYI SZEMLE (Hungarian Foreign Policy Review) 228-247 (2005) (in Hungarian).

  • In the Middle of Nowhere: The Futile Quest to Distinguish Territoriality from Extraterritoriality, in: THE EXTRATERRITORIALITY OF LAW: HISTORY, THEORY, POLITICS (Daniel S. Margolies, Umut Özsu, Maia Pal and Ntina Tsouvala eds., Routledge 2019) (forthcoming).