This is the second year for our new Diversity Liaison position: "The Diversity Liaison serves as the Student Committee representative for Student Affiliates that identify with any historically underrepresented group (including race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, first generation, ability, and any other such group as may be identified), providing a voice to those students in programming, activities, and resource allocations decisions by the Student Committee. The Diversity Liaison will be entrusted with a responsibility to promote a process of self-reflection and critique, continuous analysis of power dynamics, and developing mutually respectful relationships amongst the Student Affiliates. The Diversity Liaison also coordinates with the Minority Affairs Committee, as needed."
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, described below. For full descriptions of these positions and requirements for each, please see our bylaws.
To be the Law Liaison, you must currently be seeking a law degree and enrolled in a JD, MLS, or LLM program.
To be the Diversity Liaison, you must identify with a group that is or has historically been under-represented in APLS leadership. Upon review of the responses to the membership survey, the Student Committee has decided that racial and ethnic minority students, non-cisgender students, and student with disabilities are perceived to be and experience exclusion from leadership positions in APLS. Members of other under-represented groups are welcome to run for the position - however, the Student Committee strongly encourages racial, ethnic, or non-cisgender students, or students with disabilities to run for this position.
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 5th, 2020 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 after the nomination period has concluded and ended Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 11:59pm EST. Ballots will be sent directly to AP-LS Student Affiliates via SurveyMonkey, 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 2020 APA Convention.
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.