American Psychology-Law Call for Papers

American Psychology-Law Call for Papers

gavel The 2016 American Psychology-Law Annual Meeting will be held from March 10-12 at The Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, GA.

Potential attendees are invited to submit proposals for symposia, papers and posters addressing topics in all areas of psychology and law; proposals that are empirically based, 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 19th, 2015, 11:59pm 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: 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.

All proposals should be submitted electronically on the conference website. For regular updates regarding the submission process and conference details, please check the APLS conference webpage.

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

Curt Carlson ( and Vanessa Edkins (

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