Concentration

Elizabeth MacNeil

emacneil@crimson.ua.edu

Liz is a second year student focusing on legal decision-making in Dr. Jennifer Cox’s lab. She is specifically interested in researching gender role norms, human trafficking, and sex work in the context of the legal system. Harry Potter, dark hot chocolate, and sports are a few of her simple pleasures outside of the lab!

Ashley Peck

atpeck@crimson.ua.edu

Ashley is a 3rd-year doctoral student in the law and psychology program working under Dr. Lauren Kois. Her research interests include forensic assessment, competency to stand trial, and mental state at the time of the offense. Specifically, she is interested in testing conditions and assessment validity in forensic settings.

Haley Potts

hpotts@crimson.ua.edu

Haley Potts is a third-year doctoral student in the law and psychology program working under Dr. Lauren Kois. She completed her undergraduate degree in anthropology and women’s studies at Sewanee: The University of the South, and she earned a master’s degree in forensic psychology from the University of Denver. Her research interests include forensic assessment, competency to stand trial, mental state at the time of the offense, and competency restoration. She enjoys working clinically with individuals who have serious and persistent mental illnesses.

Lauren Meaux

ltmeaux@crimson.ua.edu Advisor: Jennifer Cox

Lauren Meaux is a 5th year graduate student working with Dr. Jennifer Cox. She is originally from southeast Louisiana and earned her B.S. in psychology and B.A. in anthropology from Louisiana State University. In Spring 2018, she received her M.A. in psychology from the University of Alabama. Her research focuses on psychology and the law, specifically, forensic assessment, the “insanity defense,” and legal decision-making. Outside of research, she enjoys hiking, cooking, and binge-watching Netflix.

Sydnee Erickson

slerickson2@crimson.ua.edu Advisor: Karen L. Salekin

Sydnee Erickson is a 5th year graduate student working with Dr. Karen Salekin in the Intellectual Disability and the Law lab. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas Tech University, and her master’s degree from the University of Alabama. Her current research focuses on examining the level of comprehension demonstrated by populations with intellectual disability with regard to Miranda rights.