Bylaws

Article I: Name and Purpose

  1. The name of this committee shall be: The American Psychology-Law Society (Society)/Division 41, Student Section Committee, of the American Psychological Association (Association).
    • This Student Section Committee shall work to further the participation of students in the activities of the Society, promote and support psycholegal research and practice efforts of students, enhance communication between students interested in the interface of psychology and law, and assist in the professional development of students in careers involving psychology and law.
    • Officers of the Student Section Committee of the Society shall be elected according to the provisions for such elections established in the Student Section By- Laws, such guidelines and any modifications thereto subject to the approval of the Executive Committee of the Society. The Chair of the Student Section Committee shall participate in the Executive Committee of the Society as an ex-officio, voting member.
    • The Student Section Committee shall be appropriated a budget to further its mission. The Student Section Committee shall prepare an annual budget for review, revision, and approval by the Executive Committee of the Society at its annual meeting. At the annual meeting, the Student Section Committee also shall submit a formal written accounting of the past year's expenditures in light of the established budget for the previous year.
The Student Section Committee is ultimately governed by the Executive Committee of the Society. Sections of these by-laws are found verbatim in the Society’s general bylaws.
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