The Center for Law & Religious Freedom (The Center), the advocacy ministry of Christian Legal Society, defends and advances our inalienable rights to life and religious liberty through the legal system.

Founded in 1975, The Center is the oldest Christian religious liberty advocacy ministry in the United States and is a respected voice for religious liberty before the Supreme Court, Congress, and the Executive Branch.

The Center is also the primary advocate of religious liberty on high school and college campuses, defending thousands of students’ right to meet on campus for religious speech. Our clients include religious student groups, Christ-centered educational institutions, faith-based social service providers, and pro-life health care providers. The Center Director, attorney Kim Colby, is a nationally respected expert on religious liberty law.


Legal Accomplishments   For over 30 years, the Center has been a passionate yet measured voice for religious liberty in the courts, legislatures, and executive branch.
Articles   Review insightful articles written by CLS members and staff.
Press Releases    Visit our archive of Press Releases to fully understand the scope of our impact on religious liberty.
Legal Briefs   Study recent briefs filed by The Center for Law & Religious Freedom.

Helpful Resources

The Center's Resources page provides access to a wide variety of helpful scholarship on issues related to the Center's mission.  From here you can access briefs, law review articles by leading First Amendment scholars, congressional testimony and reports, and publications on critical religious liberty issues.  Please peruse information on the following topics: