There are over 50 Doctoral and Master's programs
that teach a combination of psychology and law. Information about,
and links to, these programs can be found
page about Graduate Programs.
Members of the Teaching, Training, and Careers Committee (TTC)
guide to assist students interested in psychology and law graduate
Resource Directory of Forensic Psychology
Pre-doctoral Internships Training Programs (a
PDF file) includes a listing of pre-doctoral
internships offering training opportunities in
The Education and
Training Guidelines (a PDF file), developed by the
Forensic Specialty Council of the
Council of Specialties in
Professional Psychology, outline the required elements of an
organized, sequential training program in Forensic Psychology, including
Postdoctoral Residency training.
Awards & Recognition
Best Undergraduate Paper: The AP-LS
Award for Best Undergraduate Paper is awarded to an outstanding
undergraduate research paper that is focused on the interdisciplinary
study of psychology and law. For more information,
Dissertation Award: The American
Psychology-Law Society confers Dissertation Awards for scientific
research and scholarship that is relevant to the promotion of the
interdisciplinary study of psychology and law. Students who complete
dissertations involving basic or applied research in psychology and law,
including its application to public policy, are encouraged to apply for
these awards. For more information, click here.
Saleem Shah Award: The Saleem Shah
Award is co-sponsored by the American Psychology-Law Society (APA
Division 41) and the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. The award
is for early career excellence and contributions to the field of
psychology and law. The focus on the nominee’s contributions may be in
any area of forensic practice, research, or public policy. For more
information, click here.
Syllabus Collection: The AP-LS Teaching, Training, and Careers Committee is continuing its
efforts to collect syllabi for courses in Psychology and Law or closely
related topics. You may download any of the collected syllabi for
Undergraduate Courses (click here) or
Graduate Courses (click here)
Teaching Materials for Undergraduate Legal Psychology Courses: Dr. Edie Greene and Erica Drew have collected information intended
for instructors of undergraduate courses in psychology and law. The information is collected
HERE as a PDF file.
For a list of other available
resources for those teaching courses in
psychology and law,
Grants & Funding
AP-LS Grants in Aid:
The Division 41 Grants-in-Aid Committee considers
proposals for small grants (maximum of $750) to support empirical
graduate research that addresses psycholegal issues. The award is
limited to graduate students who are student affiliate members of AP-LS.
For more information, click here.
The Diversity in
Psychology and Law Research Awards
support undergraduate and graduate research on
issues related to psychology, law,
multiculturalism and/or diversity (i.e.,
research pertaining to psycholegal issues on
race, gender, culture, sexual orientation,
etc.). For more information,
this page collects other available
grants (from other organizations) and resources
for those seeking funding for their research,
while this page collects links to information
about scholarship information.
Information for Students
Links to other pages & Web sites with information for
prospective and current students can be found
on a separate page here.