The American Psychology-Law Society (APA Division 41) Student Committee continues to develop programming to create a community for students interested in law and psychology, and to recognize and reward our community members for their outstanding and inspiring achievements. Please see below to learn more about our current programming.
Student Committee Webinar Series The AP-LS Student Committee hosts webinars throughout the year to engage our members in regular interactive discussions around topics specifically selected to enhance their understanding of clinical, experimental, and legal facets of professional practice. AP-LS Student Committee officers curate webinar topics based on their knowledge of the field and in collaboration with our members, and invite field leaders to join the conversation by providing experienced advice and insider knowledge.
During each webinar, AP-LS Student Committee officers introduce the topic and then invite a field leader into the conversation to provide insights and advice based on his or her experience with the topic. Participants ask questions and engage in discussion through the webinar. By the end of each discussion, participants have been exposed to a critical topic in the field of law and psychology, engaged in discussion with peers and field leaders, and developed a deeper understanding of the topic and how it applies to their current and future practice. The AP-LS Student Committee Webinar Series enhances each participant’s skills in forensic psychology, and serves to strengthen the communities of AP-LS student members and forensic psychology as a whole. See our Webinars page to register for our upcoming webinars, and view an archive of past videos on a variety of topics.
Campus Representative Program The Campus Representative Program is a program designed to facilitate communication among the Student Committee, professional AP-LS members, and AP-LS student affiliates. The primary goal of the program is the creation of a network of liaisons at as many colleges and universities as possible, with AP-LS student members serving as official representatives of the Student Committee and AP-LS at their local campuses. In addition, campus representatives help disseminate relevant information to their local student bodies, including information about opportunities, activities and programs organized by the Student Committee and AP-LS. See our Campus Representative Program page for more information, including a listing of our current CRs.
Student Presentation Awards The Student Committee is proud to support the Student Presentation Awards, awarded each year to the best student paper and poster presentations at the annual AP-LS conference. These awards are used to highlight and support exemplary student research in law and psychology. See the Student Presentation Awards page for more information, including deadlines and eligibility.
Minority Student Initiative The Student Committee is pleased to announce a joint initiative with the Minority Affairs Committee intended to increase the visibility of undergraduate and graduate minority students who have contributed to the intersection of psychology and law. We are seeking submissions from minority student affiliates of AP-LS with recent contributions to the field, including conference presentations, publications, facilitation of workshops or seminars, or similar achievements. Please visit Minority Student Initiative call for submissions for more information. Please direct any questions to the AP-LS Student Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.