Psychology and law careers
Psychologists may pursue a number of specialties within the area of psychology and law.
Call for Nominations: Website Editor
AP-LS is seeking to fill the website editor position, starting as the incoming website editor in 2018 with the official start date in August of 2019.
The AP-LS website editor is responsible for the maintenance of the society’s membership database and website as well as coordination of website materials between APA and AP-LS. The website editor is also responsible for the approval of the use of the AP-LS email list for research purposes and the posting of job requests.
The position requires computer skills related to website creation, design, and maintenance. Additional knowledge in database management is preferred. The website editor may be required to spend a significant amount of time troubleshooting questions related to the website and membership database, particularly during APA Convention and AP-LS Conference.
The website editor is a three-year position (with a possible one-time renewal for an additional three years) and is a non-voting member of the AP-LS Executive Committee. The website editor is also a permanent member of the Social Media Committee.
Interested applicants should send a CV and statement of interest/qualifications to Dave DeMatteo, chair of the AP-LS Nominations and Awards Committee.
Welcome from our President
Welcome to the website of APA Div. 41, the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS). AP-LS works to advance the contributions of psychology to the understanding of law and legal institutions through basic and applied research; promotes the education of psychologists in matters of law and the education of legal personnel in matters of psychology, including the appropriate use of psychologists in the legal system; and informs the psychological and legal communities and the general public of current research, educational and service activities in the field of psychology and law.
AP-LS has an active executive committee and a variety of committees focusing on issues related to the profession. For more information about these leaders and what the committees do, please see the Leadership tab. AP-LS is also fortunate to have an active grants program that focuses on funding the work of students, early career professionals, underrepresented groups, and innovative research. Check out the page under the Awards tab for more information.
Our dynamic student committee is a perfect place for students interested in law-psychology to get involved and start making AP-LS your academic home. See the “Especially for Students” link to the left for more information about that committee and the good work they are doing.
One highlight of AP-LS is our annual conference held each March. More information about our conference is under the Conference tab.
Eve Brank, JD, PhD