By Sarah Fishel (2020-2022 Law Liaison)
Most of the student members of APLS are grounded in the field of psychology with interests, experience, or formal training in the field of law. However, there are relatively few members who are grounded in the field of law and have the same interest in gaining more knowledge about the field of psychology. Being a law student can be an overwhelming and time consuming endeavor, and the thought of adding one more reading or putting one more piece of information into your brain can feel daunting. That said, there are many reasons why law students (and legal professionals) could benefit from the field of psychology - here are just a few:
Throughout my own training, I’ve met many law students and legal professionals who do recognize the benefit of psychological know-how and what it can add to their own practice and research. So the next question becomes - why join APLS?
About the Editor:
The American Psychology-Law Society (Division 41 of the American Psychology Association) Student Committee is composed of elected student leaders representing the interests of our student members.