The American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) is a division of the American Psychological Association and is comprised of individuals interested in psychology and law issues. AP-LS encourages APA members, graduate and undergraduate students, and persons in related fields to consider membership in the division. APA membership is not required for membership in the American Psychology-Law Society. Please visit the AP-LS Membership Database website to become a member, renew your membership, or verify membership status.
AP-LS is an interdisciplinary organization devoted to scholarship, practice, and public service in psychology and law. The American Psychology-Law Society is both a free-standing organization as well as a division (Division 41) of the American Psychological Association. Members of AP-LS need not be members of APA, although many members belong to both organizations (AP-LS and APA). Membership is open to interested professionals and students in other disciplines beyond psychology. Membership is for the calendar year January 1-December 31.
Membership in AP-LS entitles one to receipt of the society's publications, Law and Human Behavior (published six times a year) and the American Psychology-Law newsletter (published electronically monthly). AP-LS also sponsors an annual meeting as well as programs at the APA convention. The activities of AP-LS/Division 41 in its brief history have been quite diverse, including developing a collection of course syllabi and teaching materials, conducting a survey of career opportunities in psychology and law (for prospective or current graduate students), studying special ethical problems in expert testimony, surveying women's issues in psychology and law, and sponsoring a Science Policy Forum). AP-LS has clearly established itself as one of the most active divisions in APA. Our website provides information on upcoming conferences, convention programs sponsored by Division 41, the Forensic Specialty Guidelines, graduate school information, and other relevant information for anyone interested in the field of law and psychology.
AP-LS encourages APA members, graduate and undergraduate students, and persons in related fields to consider membership in the division.
To join or renew your membership, please visit our membership management page. If you have any questions, please contact American Psychology-Law Society:
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