Set in Seattle, the 2017 AP-LS Annual Conference is the perfect place to hear about cutting-edge research in law and psychology, network with peers and professionals in your areas of interest, and explore everything AP-LS has to offer!
The Student Committee has been busy at work in the hopes of making this year's conference welcoming, useful, and enjoyable for student attendees. See below for a listing of available programs specifically for students, as well as a calendar events for Student Committee-sponsored and other events relevant for students in law and psychology.
Student Welcome Breakfast and Conference Orientation (Sponsored by the AP-LS Student Committee) Time: 9:00–9:30 a.m. Location: Cascade 2 - 2nd Floor Mezzanine Level
Student Committee Workshop: Due Process – Basics of Criminal Procedure Analysis (Sponsored by the AP-LS Student Committee) This student-led workshop will provide an introductory review of the due process analysis applied in the criminal justice context. The due process clause of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires due process of the law to deprive any individual of life, liberty, or property. The workshop will review the meaning and application of the due process clause to criminal cases. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice due process analysis using hypothetical cases. Time: 9:30–11:00 a.m. Location: Cascade 2 - 2nd Floor Mezzanine Level *Student Committee-sponsored event
AP-LS Business Meeting Time: 6:00-6:30 pm Location: Fifth Avenue - 4th Floor Grand Level
Welcome Reception Time: 6:30-8:00 pm Location: Grand I & II - 4th Floor Grand Level
Friday, March 17
5k Fun Run (Sponsored by the AP-LS Student Committee) *Pre-registration has now closed. If you would like to take part, you can still register when you check in at the conference* Time: 7:00am Location: Meet in hotel lobby
Lunch and Learn with APA: How to Publish (**BYO lunch**) Time: 12:20-1:30 pm Location: Grand III - 4th Floor Grand Level
Friday Evening Poster Session Time: 6:30-8:00pm Location: Grand I & II - 4th Floor Grand Level
Student Committee Reception (Sponsored by the AP-LS Student Committee) All are welcome! Time: 8:00-9:00 pm Location: Fifth Avenue - 4th Floor Grand Level
Student Committee Puzzle Challenge (Sponsored by the AP-LS Student Committee) *Pre-registration required Time: 9:00-10:30 pm Location: Fifth Avenue - 4th Floor Grand Level
Saturday, March 18
Student Committee Panel: Conducting Research to Address Real-World Problems (Sponsored by the AP-LS Student Committee) Legal practitioners across different areas of practice will discuss how they utilize social science research in their work and identify ways in which research could be more useful in applied, legal contexts. The disconnect between social science research and the real-world legal problems lawyers face can make it difficult to apply research in legal cases and policy work because of concerns that the research findings may not generalize beyond the laboratory. This panel is intended to start a conversation among psychologists and lawyers (including psychologists- and lawyers-in-training) about how research can be more targeted and useful and fill existing gaps legal practitioners see, given the constraints inherent in conducting ethical and sound research. Time: 1:30-2:50 pm Location: Grand Crescent - 4th Floor
Saturday Evening Poster Session Time: 6:30-8:00pm Location: Grand I & II - 4th Floor Grand Level