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Faculty Podcast Series BU Law launches its new podcast series with an interview with Professor Jay

Professor Jay Wexler

Wexler, who discusses his book Holy Hullabaloos: A Road Trip to the Battlegrounds of the Church/State Wars. Wexler discusses his journey around the country, during which he talked to people involved with and affected by Supreme Court decisions regarding religious freedom. The book is both thoughtful and humorous. Readers of his book gain insight into the issues surrounding religion in society, while also engaging in an enjoyable read.

The BU Law Podcast series will feature six professors discussing a variety of topics with host, media veteran and BU Law alumnus Dan Rea ’74. A new faculty podcast will premiere the first week of each month, from December 2009 through May of 2010. To hear this podcast or subscribe to the series, go to www.bu.edu/law/av. The podcasts will also be available on Legal Talk Network www.legaltalknetwork.com and on iTunes University.

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In Holy Hullabaloos, Professor Jay D. Wexler, who earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Chicago Divinity School, chronicles his journey through many of the sites of the landmark church/state cases ultimately ruled on by the U.S. Supreme Court. Using wit and humor, Wexler describes his experiences while examining complex theories of constitutional law and sharing his interpretations on the proper role of religion in society. Widely praised by legal scholars and the press, Holy Hullabaloos provides insightful analysis of the law through entertaining and humorous prose. Prior to joining the BU Law faculty in 2001, Professor Wexler clerked for Judge David Tatel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor Wexler’s interests include law and religion, the First Amendment, legislation, administrative law, environmental law and natural resources law. He has published articles, essays and book reviews on these topics in the Georgetown Law Journal, the Vanderbilt Law Review and the William and Mary Law Review. He has spoken on law and religion in Hanoi, Moscow, Oslo and Warsaw. In the spring of 2008, he taught U.S. constitutional liberties in Lyon, France, and U.S. church/state law on a Fulbright award at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Wexler’s second book, tentatively entitled The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution Through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions, is also under contract with Beacon Press for publication in 2011.


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