Welcome from our President

skeem-profileWelcome! Please get involved in this vibrant community of people who work at the intersection of psychology and law. This website provides information about the wealth of opportunities available in this field - enjoy surfing it.

Think about coming to our conference in New Orleans, March 6-8, 2014. The meeting provides an invigorating glimpse of new developments in research, law, and policy across a broad array of topics (e.g., forensic assessment, children and the law, jury decision-making, victims and trauma). Students and young professionals can network with those who have made distinguished contributions; practitioners can keep abreast of the latest clinical and legal advances; and all can enjoy a conference and social program they can tailor to their interests. Please consider joining one of our committees to keep AP-LS responsive to members' professional needs, as well as pressing social problems.

Committee Opportunities

If you would like to be involved in any AP-LS committee please fill out a form and email to Kathy Gaskey or fill out an online form at by April15, 2014.

Video Series

The Minority Affairs Committee of the American Psychology-Law Society has recently produced a series of short (2-3 minute) videos, highlighting the work of AP-LS members and addressing the following topics: 

  • A basic introduction to the field of psychology and law 
  • Examples of the real-world impact of the field 
  • Information about career opportunities 
  • Information about applying for graduate school in psychology and law 

Please share this link with as many individuals as you can who may have an interest in learning more about diversity, psychology and the law! If you have questions about the videos, please contact the Chair of the MAC Communication Sub-Committee, Dr. Sarah Shelton.