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2023 Annual Conference of the American Psychology-Law Society

Philadelphia, PA | March 16-18, 2023

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2023 AP-LS Conference has gone mobile!

Get the Guide on your mobile device.

tap “Download the app” to access the guide on your iOS or Android device.

Prefer the web version? Some content and networking tools may be available to you online.

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Welcome to Philadelphia!

We hope that you find the 2023 conference enriching, invigorating and collaborative. We are so excited to be in Philadelphia with all of you. Enjoy!

Printed mini programs in lieu of full programs

As a step toward being greener and cutting down on costs as an organization, we decided to forego the printing of the full programs again this year. Instead, conference goers will receive printed mini programs.

Conference goers can refer to the schedule page or full program PDF or the conference program mobile app via their digital devices.

Wireless internet limitations in conference rooms


While those staying at the conference hotels will have complimentary internet access in their individual rooms, the actual conference rooms will not include wireless Internet access.

Thus, we recommend downloading the full program PDF and the conference mobile app prior to arriving in Philadelphia.

To make the conference as safe as possible, we have tests available on demand to conference attendees.

You may contact to arrange a contactless delivery of a COVID test.


If you are experiencing any COVID symptoms, do not visit any conference spaces.

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



COST: $25.00

Funds raised are used to support student committee conference awards

Palo Alto University, Continuing & Professional Studies (CONCEPT) is pleased to offer CEs for the 2023 AP-LS conference. Numbered sessions in the schedule (p. 5 of the full program; see p. 20-22 for more detailed information) are expected to be eligible for CE credit; however, the certification process is still underway.


Please check the Guidebook app when planning session attendance to confirm which sessions are eligible for CE credit.

Our team will send an email to everyone who indicates they would like CEs on March 13th. All email communications will come from caps@paloaltou.eduPlease make sure this email is whitelisted on your email provider.

What to expect at the conference

  • To receive CEs for a conference session, you must attend the session in its entirety. There will be sign-in/sign-out sheets for each session located at the back of the room; please print your full name & email address clearly to document your attendance at the session. This must be done for each CE session you attend.

  • You must complete an evaluation for each CE-eligible session you attend. The evaluation links for each day of the conference will be sent via email prior to the start of the first session. Please do not access these links until after each of the live conference sessions.

  • You will be able to download & save a PDF certificate upon completion of the evaluation. A copy will also be emailed to the email used at registration within 1-week of the close of the conference.

  • If you need support from CONCEPT for CE/Certificate needs, please visit the CONCEPT booth (between Franklin Hall and the escalators) during the conference.

Symposia, Paper, and Data Blitz Sessions

Symposia sessions are 80 minutes long and paper and data blitz sessions are 60 minutes long. All sessions will have an assigned chair who will be responsible for ensuring that approximately 10 minutes are reserved for questions. The remaining time should be divided evenly across all the scheduled presenters.


While Audio/Visual should be available in session rooms, note that Internet will not be. Thus, presenters need to ensure that their A/V content is stored on their computer and thumb drive so that it can be transferred to the session room computer and played locally.


Poster Sizing: The poster boards for mounting a poster are 4 ft (height) x 8 ft (width). Presenters are free to print any size poster that will fit within this space. Pushpins will be provided.

Poster Board Numbering: Posters are numbered in the conference program so that the number for the poster indicates the correct board on which the poster should be hung. Poster presenters should refer to these numbers to identify the poster board to hang their poster.

Pre-conference Workshops will take place on Wednesday March 15.

Learn more

The 2023 AP-LS Program Grid and Schedule is available to download and view online!

Conference Program

Hotel Information

The 2023 AP-LS Conference will be held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA, USA, 19107
Guest entrance at 1200 Filbert Street

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

$209 USD per night*

Rate not inclusive of final taxes/fees

Book a room


Online registration is now closed.

You may still register in person at the conference.

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

Schedule Overview

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Preconference sessions throughout the day

Thursday, March 16, 2023

All times are shown in EST

Time Event
10:00 AM Student Committee Welcome Breakfast and Conference Orientation
10:30 AM Student Committee Professional Development Event: A Legal Workshop
12:00 PM Opening Plenary: Race Biases in the Legal System
2:15 PM Teaching, Training and Careers (TTC) Committee: Supporting Financial Literacy in Psychology: Income, Debt, & Satisfaction In Clinical & Nonclinical Training & Careers
2:15 PM Corrections Committee: Breaking Through: Navigating Research in Correctional Settings
2:15 PM Student Committee: The Missing Links: Bridging the Gaps Between Psychological Science and the Justice System
5:00 PM Presidential Address: Expanding our commitment to diversity
2:15 PM Teaching, Training and Careers (TTC) Committee: Supporting Financial Literacy in Psychology: Income, Debt, & Satisfaction In Clinical & Nonclinical Training & Careers
5:00 PM Presidential Address
6:00 PM AP-LS Business Meeting (open to all!)
6:30 PM Welcome Reception (open to all!)
7:00 PM University of Denver Reception
8:00 PM University of New Mexico Reception

Friday, March 17, 2023

All times are shown in EST

Time Event
7:00 am Student Committee Sponsored 5k Fun Run
10:45 am Plenary: Alford Pleas: Plea Convictions Without Guilt Admissions
1:30 pm Practice Committee: Death by a Thousand Cuts: Race, Mental Health, & Criminal Justice
1:30 pm Legal Scholars Committee: Judging Psychological Evidence On & Off the Bench
3:00 pm BRIDGE Committee: The Fight for Gender Justice Post-Roe: Women’s Law Project
3:00 pm Special Session: Law & Science Dissertation Grant Program
5:20 pm 2023 Saleem Shah Award: Lauren E. Kois, What’s Your “So What?” Factor?
6:30 pm Friday Poster Session
8:00 pm Early Career Professionals Reception
8:00 pm Student Committee Reception
8:00 pm BRIDGE Committee Reception
8:00 pm University of Nebraska-Lincoln Reception
8:00 pm University of California, Irvine Reception
8:00 pm Drexel/UMass/Fordham Reception
8:00 pm Sam Houston State University Reception

Saturday, March 18, 2023

All times are shown in EST

Time Event
9:15 am Professional Development of Women Committee: There is Never a Good Time: Considerations Surrounding Family Planning & Early Career Objectives
10:45 am Presidential Plenary: Is Behavioral Realism about Implicit Bias Changing Antidiscrimination Law?
12:20 pm Special Session: Development of an APA/AP-LS Collaboration on Amicus Briefs
1:30 pm Practice Committee: Considering the Impact of Racial Trauma in Forensic Evaluations
3:00 pm Practice Committee Networking Event
3:00 pm 2023 AP-LS Distinguished Contribution Award: Patricia A. Griffin, A Community Psychologist in a Forensic World: Building Services, Systems & Partnerships to Make It All Work
4:30 pm Fellows Committee Meet-and-Greet
6:30 pm Saturday Evening Poster Session
8:00 pm John Jay College of Criminal Justice Reception

Conference Program

Exhibitors & Sponsors