Nicholas Blomley is Professor of Geography at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He has a longstanding interest in the geographical dimensions of law, particularly real property. Displacement - including its effects and geographic dimensions, its multiple forms, community mobilization, the role of law - are central to his work. He has recently completed a project on a treaty process in Canada involving the state and First Nations, and is currently a participant in a major initiative examining the liquidation of Japanese-Canadian property during World War II. He is the author of several books including, most recently, a coedited volume entitled: ‘The expanding legal spaces of law: a timely legal geography’ (Stanford UP).