Test Drive - Employer Petition for Month Two Funding

To continue Test Drive for a second month leading to full-time employment, please fill out and submit the following form.

General Information
TEST DRIVE - MONTH TWO:

SMU Dedman School of Law will consider funding one additional month of employment for $3,500.  To continue Test Drive for a second month leading to full-time employment, the employer must complete and submit for approval this Test Drive – Petition before commencing the second month of employment.    Upon receipt and approval of the Test Drive-Petition, the law school will disburse funds within 21 days of the date of approval to the address listed above. The graduate is an employee of the employer.  The employer is responsible for paying the graduate-employee $3,500 less applicable federal and state withholding taxes and other deductions.

If yes:

  1. the graduate has demonstrated the knowledge and skills needed to perform the functions of the job,
  2. the employer and graduate would like to continue the relationship toward long-term, full-time employment, and
  3. the employer and graduate have discussed the terms of employment – responsibilities and expectations, salary and benefits.

If no:

We would appreciate your feedback about Test Drive and the graduate’s performance. Please contact Karen C. Sargent at kcsargent@smu.edu or 214-768-3893.