Stephanie Barclay

Stephanie Barclay

Legal Counsel, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty

Stephanie Barclay is Counsel at Becket, where she has represented many organizations and individuals in First Amendment disputes at both the trial and appellate level. During her time at Becket, Stephanie was named a Washington D.C. Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2016. Ms. Barclay has defended a young Muslim woman who was discriminated against in her employment for wearing a headscarf, the Little Sisters of the Poor before the U.S. Supreme Court, and Native American practitioners challenging government destruction of sacred burial grounds. Ms. Barclay has frequently appeared in the national media to discuss religious liberty issues, including appearances on BBC World News, Wall Street Journal Live, Fox News, TheBlaze, CBN News, EWTN Nightly News, and Newsmax TV. Her work has also been featured in many media outlets, including the Washington Post, USA Today, The Hill, Bloomberg BNA, Law 360, and the New York Times.

Before joining Becket, Ms. Barclay worked at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., where she drafted multiple Supreme Court briefs, including defending the rights of a Muslim prison inmate seeking to wear a religious beard. She also successfully argued a Ninth Circuit appeal, overturning a ruling against a prison inmate seeking a religious diet. Ms. Barclay will be joining BYU Law School as an Associate Professor of Law this fall.