2024 Annual Conference of the American Psychology-Law Society

Los Angeles, California | March 21-23, 2024

Get Ready for APLS 2024!

The 2024 APLS Conference will be held at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in Los Angeles, California from March 21-23.

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General Information

If you have any questions or comments about the conference, please contact the conference co-chairs at conference@ap-ls.org

Looking forward to seeing everyone in March!

Important Dates

Proposals due: October 2, 2023 deadline extended to October 9, 2023!!!

Reviewer sign-up ends: October 13, 2023

Early bird-registration ends: January 31, 2024

Conference Co-Chairs

Caitlin Cavanagh, Ph.D. 
Samantha Zottola, Ph.D.


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Explore Los Angeles with colleagues on a 5k Fun Run, sponsored by the AP-LS Student Committee!

Friday, March 22, 2024




Funds raised are used to support student committee conference awards

Call for Proposals

APLS 2024 Call for Proposals

We invite proposal submissions for the 2024 Annual Conference of AP-LS. We strongly encourage proposals that are empirically based and that involve new and emerging topics within psychology and law, as well as proposals that include diverse populations. We also welcome legal proposals that can be offered for Continuing Legal Education credit. Proposals will be evaluated through a blind review process focused on intellectual merit, innovation, novelty, and integration of multiple aspects of the field.

Visit the conference website to register, submit your proposals, AND sign up as a reviewer!

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All proposals must be submitted by Monday, October 2, 2023 the extended deadline of extended deadline of Monday, October 9, 2023 at 11:59 pm PST

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 are limited to a 100-word abstract and 1000-word summary.

Data-blitz: A 5-minute presentation (limit 3 slides), covering a bite-sized piece of psycho-legal research. Submissions are limited to a 100-word abstract, 1000-word summary, and 1-2 learning objectives. The sessions will offer a fast-paced overview of the most exciting research emerging in psychology and law. Data-blitz sessions will include top-rated papers and will not be organized by topic (great for research and legal scholarship that does not traditionally fit with other AP-LS sessions!). Authors will indicate whether they would like to be considered as a paper and data-blitz, only for a paper, or only as a data-blitz.

Papers: Presentation of a paper describing an individual research topic OR piece of legal scholarship. Submissions are limited to a 100-word abstract, 1000-word summary, and 1-2 learning objectives. After acceptances/rejections are completed, 3-5 paper presentations will be grouped into 60- or 80-minute sessions.

Symposia: A coordinated group of presentations with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 presentations, as well as an independent discussant. Symposia will be scheduled as 80-minute sessions. The participation of each presenter must be secured before submission.

Note that due to current limitations of the Ex Ordo submission portal, there are several symposia-specific submission instructions that MUST be followed to ensure it is appropriately reviewed.

Symposia chairs will be expected to complete a submission for the full symposium, as well as for each paper to be included in the symposium (i.e., chairs should be completing 4 to 6 submissions).

The full symposium submission will include the name and title for the symposium chair (listed first) as well as the name and title for the discussant (listed second). The symposium title must be preceded by a unique 4-digit numeric code (e.g., the last 4 digits of the chair’s office phone). The symposium submission will also include a 100-word abstract, but in lieu of the 1000-word summary, symposia chair should submit 3-5 learning objectives for the symposia session and a minimum of 5 APA-formatted references (published in the last 10 years). Additionally, please identify the type of CE credit (e.g., program content focused on assessment/intervention, ethical/legal guidelines, or other practice, education, or research) and provide a brief description (< 100 words) on how the offered content conforms to that CE presentation type. Finally, the discussant’s CV will need to be uploaded to the submission portal.

Each paper to be included in the symposium session should also be submitted by the symposium chairs. The submission should be identified as a symposium, but otherwise, will follow similar requirements as paper submissions. The exception being that the presenting author’s CV will need to be submitted with each paper. In addition, the title of the paper should include the same 4-digit numeric code as the symposium title. It should also include a Paper # to ensure the symposium is reviewed in the correct order.

The full symposium proposal title would be submitted as:

#### - Title of Symposium 3975 – Using an interactive simulation of legal procedures to study plea decision-making

The papers would then be submitted as: #### - Paper 1 – Title of Paper 1 3975 – Paper 1 – How to customize your own interactive simulation of legal procedures

#### - Paper 2 – Title of Paper 2

3975 – Paper 2 – Guilt status influences plea outcomes beyond the shadow of the trial

#### - Paper 3 – Title of Paper 3

3975 – Paper 3 – “Reject the offer”: the asymmetric impact of defense attorneys’ plea recommendations

#### - Paper 4 – Title of Paper 4

3975 – Paper 4 – Terms and conditions apply: The effect of probation details and duration on true and false guilty pleas

Please note there is a limit of TWO first-author symposia/paper/data-blitz submissions per person. There are no limits for the number of submissions for posters or appearances as a discussant or session chair.

If you are an author on more than one submission, please use the same email address for each submission to avoid duplicate profiles.

Reviewers: Reviewers are invited for all content areas including both professional and graduate student reviewers. Proposals for review will be distributed by mid-October. Please sign up to be a reviewer using the submission portal when you submit your proposal, or, if you do not plan to submit a proposal, using this Google form.

Please visit the AP-LS webpage for continuing conference-related updates.

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

Looking forward to seeing everyone in March!

We are so looking forward to APLS 2024. In order to make the conference a success, we need reviewers in all content areas. Please consider signing up! If you signed up to be a reviewer when you submitted your own conference proposal, there is no need to sign up again. If you didn’t sign up to be a reviewer yet, it’s not too late!

Interested reviewers should enter their information using the following link by Oct. 13, 2023

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Thank you for helping us make it a great conference.

Not sure what to expect at the APLS annual conference?

The 2023 APLS Annual Conference schedule and program is available to download and view online

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Hotel Information

The 2024 AP-LS Conference will be held at the The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites

Book a room through the AP-LS sponsored link for conference discount

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*Rates may be subject to change

Status Early Bird
(before Jan 31)
(on Feb 1)
Full Member $245 $275
Early Career Professional
$180 $210
Student Member $65 $95
Student Member First-Author Presenter $25 $25
Student Non-member $115 $145
Non-member $330 $400

Preconference Workshops

The AP-LS Continuing Education (CE) Committee is accepting proposals for pre-conference workshops at the AP-LS Annual Conference. Workshops are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, in Los Angeles, CA.

We are seeking workshop proposals for innovative and cutting-edge topics and will ask presenters to briefly describe how their proposed workshop promotes equity, inclusion, and justice in psychology and law.

Workshop presenters will receive an honorarium commensurate with the workshop length (i.e., half day or full day). Proposals were due by 11:59 PM PDT, September 12, 2023. Contact Lisa Kan at ce@ap-ls.org


*Pricing is subject to change

Full-Day Workshop Rates

Status Early Bird
(before Jan 31)
(on Feb 1)
Member $200 $230
Non-Member $250 $280
Student Member $80 $100
Student Non-member $100 $120

Half-Day Workshop Rates

Status Early Bird
(before Jan 31)
(on Feb 1)
Member $100 $115
Non-Member $125 $140
Student Member $40 $50
Student Non-member $50 $60

Schedule Overview

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Pre-conference sessions throughout the day

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Thursday, March 21, 2024

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Friday, March 22, 2024

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Saturday, March 23, 2024

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*Program is subject to change