Mentoring is the process by which those more experienced provide advice, support, and knowledge to those less experienced. See below for AP-LS programming providing mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in law and psychology.
Advice on Mentorship in Academia
The AP-LS Student Committee hosted a panel at the 2016 APA Convention on mentorship in academia, featuring Dr. Kirk Heilbrun, Dr. Edie Greene, and Dr. Kento Yasuhara. The panelists gave advice about making the most of mentorship relationships from both the mentor and mentee perspectives that will come in handy throughout one's career. The Student Committee put together a summary of the panelists’ excellent advice, available on our blog.
Frequently Asked Questions
The AP-LS Mentorship Committee created a "FAQ" page to answer questions often asked by those who plan to enter a career in psychology and law, and by those in the early stages of their psychology and law careers. Students and new professionals who do not find answers to their questions here may choose to e-mail one of the AP-LS Mentors listed on the Meet the Mentors page.
The former AP-LS Mentorship Committee arranged for forensic and non-forensic mentors to be available to answer questions from graduate students. You can see who the mentors are and their specific interests by clicking on Meet the Mentors. Here you will find biographical information about each mentor including his/her area of specialty. You can use this information to determine which mentor may be best suited to respond to your question(s). Please check their FAQ’s page first before contacting a mentor. If you find that the FAQ page has not provided answers to your questions, then feel free to contact one of their mentors.