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Mr. Gregory S. Baylor

Senior Counsel & Director of the Center for Religious Schools, Alliance Defending Freedom
Greg S. Baylor

Gregory S. Baylor serves as Senior Counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he is the director of the Center for Religious Schools. The Center’s mission is to defend and advance the religious freedom of faith-based educational institutions through advice, education, legislative and public advocacy, and representation in disputes.

Mr. Baylor currently represents 19 non-profit organizations in legal challenges to the HHS abortion pill mandate, including five of the parties that were before the U.S. Supreme Court in Zubik v. Burwell. He has testified about religious liberty issues three times before congressional committees.

Mr. Baylor earned his J.D. in 1990 at Duke University School of Law, where he graduated with high honors, was admitted to the Order of the Coif, and served on the Editorial Board of the Duke Law Journal. He received an A.B. in Honors English from Dartmouth College in 1987. Following graduation from law school, he served as law clerk to Judge Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He practiced labor and employment law at two large international law firms for three years before joining the staff of Christian Legal Society’s Center for Law & Religious Freedom, where he served for 15 years before joining the Alliance Defending Freedom team in 2009. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, a medical doctor, and two teenage daughters.


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Publications and Multimedia
President Trump's Religious Liberties Executive Order - Podcast
Religious Liberties Practice Group Podcast
May 11, 2017
Religious Freedom of Religious Colleges - Podcast
Religious Liberties Practice Group Podcast
August 25, 2016
Did the Supreme Court Properly Decide Christian Legal Society v. Martinez?
Engage Volume 12, Issue 2, September 2011
September 12, 2011
Foundational Issues - Protestant Perspectives - Event Audio/Video
2008 Church Autonomy Conference
March 14, 2008