Eligibility Candidates must be: (a) continuously enrolled as a graduate student in pursuit of a terminal degree for the length of the term; and (b) a current Student Affiliate of the American Psychology-Law Society at the time of the election. Member at large positions have additional eligibility requirements related to the type of degree pursued. For full descriptions of these positions and requirements for each, please see our bylaws.
Application A complete application includes:
Relevant background information (including name, current degree held, and current degree sought);
A rank order of positions for which you would like to be considered (up to 2 positions)*; and
A written platform (250 word maximum) for each position for which you would like to be considered, including your reasons and qualifications for running for the position and your goals for the position if elected.
*In the event you are elected to multiple positions, you will be placed within your top choice ONLY. You will not be able to change your rank order once you submit your application, including but not limited to when you are informed of the election results.
The final deadline for submissions is Sunday, July 8th, 2018 by 11:59pm EST. Late or incomplete submissions will not be included on the election ballot.
Procedure and deadlines All complete applications will be translated into the final electronic ballot. Voting will commence on or about Monday, July 9th, 2018 and end Wednesday, July 18, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. Ballots will be sent directly to AP-LS Student Affiliates via the AP-LS email list, such that only current AP-LS Student Affiliates will be able to fill out a ballot.
The current Chair of the Student Committee will review the votes and communicate the results of the election to the Chair-Elect. The Past Chair will be contacted to settle any disputed elections. Elected individuals will be contacted directly to confirm their acceptance of the election and commitment to the AP-LS Student Committee Bylaws. Any unfilled positions will be put to a special vote using the procedures described above until all vacant positions are filled.
The final results of the election will be disseminated via the AP-LS Student Affiliate and Campus Representative email lists and posted on the AP-LS Student Committee Facebook and Twitter pages. This will occur prior to the 2018 APA Convention, to be held on August 9-12, 2018.
If you have any questions about the nomination process, the election process, or any of the positions, feel free to contact us at email@example.com.