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Kim Colby

Senior Counsel, Christian Legal Society

Kim Colby has worked for Christian Legal Society’s Center for Law and Religious Freedom since graduating from Harvard Law School in 1981. She has represented religious groups in several appellate cases, including two cases heard by the United States Supreme Court. She has filed numerous amicus briefs in federal and state courts. In 1984, she assisted in congressional passage of the Equal Access Act, 20 U.S.C. § 4071, et seq., which protects the right of secondary school students to meet for prayer and Bible study on campus. Ms. Colby has prepared several CLS publications addressing issues about religious expression in public schools, including released time programs, implementation of the Equal Access Act, and teachers’ religious expression.

Ms. Colby graduated summa cum laude from the University of Illinois with a major in American History and a particular interest in slavery in colonial North America.


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Publications and Multimedia
Religious Liberty after Hobby Lobby - Event Video
2014 National Lawyers Convention
November 14, 2014
Town of Greece v. Galloway - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 5-8-14 featuring Kim Colby
May 08, 2014
Prayer in the Public Square: Town of Greece v. Galloway Decided - Podcast
Religious Liberties Practice Group Podcast
May 08, 2014
Town of Greece v. Galloway - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 11-20-13 featuring Kim Colby
November 20, 2013
Town of Greece v. Galloway: Establishment or Free Exercise? - Podcast
Religious Liberties Practice Group Podcast
November 12, 2013