About the Author


Hello.  My name is Jay Wexler, and I wrote Holy Hullabaloos.  I am currently a professor of law at Boston University, where I've taught law and religion, among other things, since 2001.  In the spring of 2008, I taught in Europe, first at Lyon 3 in France and then on a Fulbright grant at the Jagiellonian University in the amazing city of Krakow, Poland.  Before starting at Boston University, I worked at the Department of Justice in the Office of Legal Counsel for two years.  Prior to that I clerked for Justice Ginsburg at the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge David Tatel at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.  I have a JD from Stanford Law School; an MA in Religious Studies from The University of Chicago Divinity School; and a BA in East Asian Studies from Harvard.  My professional CV, up to date as of May 1, is here.

In addition to my "serious" academic work, I also try to write humor and paint weird paintings of fruit saying stupid things.  Most of my non-academic writing and some of my paintings, as well as a bunch of assorted other stuff, like a misbegotten script I wrote for a sitcom about death row, can be found on my personal website.