Call for Proposals: American Psychology-Law Society


March 19-21, 2015 | San Diego, California

The 2015 AP-LS Annual Meeting will be held from March 19- 21 at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, CA.

We invite proposals for symposia, papers, and posters addressing topics in all areas of psychology and law; proposals that are empirically based, practice oriented, or that involve new and emerging topics within the field are encouraged. Empirical research submissions that do not include data are discouraged. Proposals will be evaluated through a blind review process focused on intellectual merit, innovation, and integration of multiple aspects of the field.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, October 6, 2014 11:59 pm EST

SYMPOSIA (session up to 80 min)

A coordinated group of presentations that focus on one topic; a minimum of three presentations and an independent discussant should be included. The participation of each presenter should be secured prior to submission. Submissions should consist of a 100-word abstract and a 1000-word summary for each paper as well as a 200-word abstract for the symposium session.

PAPERS (session up to 60 min)

Presentation of a paper describing an individual research topic or piece of legal scholarship; 3-5 paper presentations will be grouped into sessions after acceptances/rejections are completed. Submissions should consist of a 100-word abstract and a summary of not more than 1000 words.


Posters will be presented at one of two poster sessions typically held Friday and Saturday evenings. Poster presentations are made in written format on display boards (size TBA). Submissions should consist of a 100-word abstract and a summary of not more than 1000 words.

First-Author Limit

There will be a limit of TWO first-author paper submissions per person; there is no limit on the number of poster submissions or appearances as a discussant or session chair.

Submission Site

All proposals should be submitted electronically on the conference website. A link to the website will be provided shortly and will also be available on the AP-LS webpage. We are in the process of transitioning to a new platform: the link for submissions will be available upon completion of the transition. Please check the APLS conference webpage ( for regular updates regarding the submission process and conference details.

More Information

If you have any questions or comments regarding the call for papers, or about the conference, please contact the conference co-chairs:

Christina Finello (

Nancy Panza (

We look forward to seeing everyone in sunny San Diego in March!

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