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Law and Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Research and Scholarship

Trainees are encouraged to engage in scholarly activities during the fellowship. Faculty members are always willing to meet with fellows to discuss ideas about research projects, articles, or book chapters. In addition, the program offers the following structured scholarly activities:

  • AAPL Annual Meeting and Review Course: All fellows attend the annual meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) and the Forensic Psychiatry Review Course in October. The AAPL meeting is a highlight of the fellowship year, providing an overview of the field and an opportunity to meet scholars and trainees from around the country.
  • Legal Digest Exercise: Each fellow works with a faculty co-author to review and summarize a recent legal decision for the “Legal Digest” section of the "Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law." Fellows complete the draft article in the fall, and the completed pieces are published in March of the fellowship year.
  • Writers' Group: Forensic fellows meet with forensic psychology trainees and faculty members with research experience to discuss ideas and obtain guidance about scholarly projects.