Hello.  I'm Jay Wexler, and this is my website.  I grew up in Peabody, Massachusetts, where I wore bad clothes and had a butthead hairdo until I was 21.  I liked lots of girls, but they didn't like me, which was not surprising given my hairdo and bad clothes.  Anyway, this experience made me sad and insecure.  I went to Harvard College.  Anyone who says that college is the best four years of your life didn't go to Harvard.  I tried out for the Harvard Lampoon three times and never made it.  This experience made me sad and insecure.  The rest of my life I consider simply to be an Epilogue to these early failures. Currently I live in a loft in the leather district of Boston with my wife and son.  I've been teaching law at Boston University since 2001, and I also write stories and humor pieces and essays and all sorts of other things, many of which you can find somewhere on the site.  All of these publications are futile attempts to stave off the sad fact that I and everything I love will soon die.

Welcome to the site!

Before coming to teach at BU, I worked for two years as an attorney-advisor at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Office of Legal Counsel, the office that (long, long after I left) issued the infamous "torture memo."  Before that I clerked for Judge David Tatel on the D.C. Circuit and Justice Ginsburg at the Supreme Court.  I have a B.A. in East Asian Studies from the aforementioned craphole known as Harvard, a M.A. in religious studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Before law school I lived for a total of about two years in Asia, including Taiwan, Xiamen P.R.C., Hong Kong, and Japan.  In the spring of 2008, I taught in Lyon, France, and Krakow, Poland.  I've given talks on constitutional law in Warsaw, Moscow, Bangkok, Oslo, Hanoi, and Santiago.  I like traveling (again, futile attempt to etc. etc.)

My CV, current as of May 15, is right here.

You can reach me by email at or follow me on twitter @SCOTUSHUMOR