AP-LS is a division within the American Psychological Association and is primarily concerned with investigating the relationship between psychology and the law.

The student section of AP-LS mirrors this goal but also provides students with information concerning internships, fellowships, grants, research, teaching, clinical training and other resources.

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Executive Committee

Chair: Chris King, BS, Drexel University

Chair Elect: Casey LaDuke, M.S., Drexel University

Past Chair: Alana N. Cook, M.S., Simon Fraser University

Secretary: Lauren Gonzales, MA, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Communications Officer: Joanna Weill, BA, University of California, Santa Cruz

Campus Representative Coordinator: Stephanie Kline, MA, Sam Houston State University

Members at Large/Liaisons

Clinical Liaison: Scholar Colbourn, BS, Sam Houston State University

Experimental Liaison: Erika Fountain, BA, Georgetown University

Law Liaison: Emily Haney-Caron, BA, Drexel University


Thank you to everyone for attending the 2013 AP-LS conference in Portland, Ore.

Mark your calendars now! AP-LS 2014 will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, La. March 6-8, 2014.

Hope to see you there. For more information about upcoming conferences, please visit the conferences section.

Student Resources

  • Graduate students who are interested in being mentored during their time in graduate school may learn more through the AP-LS Mentorship Committee's section.
  • Graduate students seeking funding for their research may apply for the AP-LS Grants-in-Aid
  • Additional funding, granting, fellowship and scholarship opportunities for students are available.
  • Law Student Survey Results (PDF, 178KB) from students and professionals on legal training.
  • Internship information for graduate students: A resource guide for forensic psychology predoctoral internships (PDF, 1MB).
  • Postdoctoral resource listing of current postdoctoral positions
  • AP-LS teaching resources are available.
  • A list of suggested publications on topics related to law and psychology.
  • Call for applications: Submissions for the Diversity Travel Awards are due by December 15, 2013.
  • Continuing Education Workshop Grant Awards

    In order to make pre-conference workshops more accessible for students and early career professionals, this year AP-LS will be awarding 10 grants (5 for early career professionals and 5 for current students). If you would like to be considered, complete the brief application by January 3, which can be found online.

    Applicants will be notified of their selection status before Jan. 31 (the conference early registration deadline).

    Contact Karen Galin with any questions.

  • AP-LS Conference Student Awards

    Student travel awards coordinated by the Conference Advisory Committee To be considered for one of these student travel awards, you don't have to do anything besides ensuring your current student dues are paid. Awards are based on reviewer ratings; students with the highest reviewed submissions receive the awards. Only student first authors are eligible; second authors are not considered.

    SSC-coordinated awards These awards are coordinated by the SSC and are distinct from the ones that the Conference Advisory Committee offers. Students submit their presentations (be it a symposium paper, an individual paper, or a poster) for consideration and they are judged anonymously at the conference. The SSC disseminates information about how to apply for its awards each year.

Undergraduate Students

Current undergraduate students interested in a career in psychology and law should review the information found on the Career's section, which provides an overview of the field.

Students who are interested in applying to a graduate program can learn about existing programs, including clinical PhD programsnon-clinical PhD programs and masters programs.