The Department of Labor protects the retirement income and health care benefits of America’s workers and retirees through enforcement of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) in the federal courts. DOL has summer interns who support this enforcement mission. The decision to enter public service requires a sacrifice, particularly at a time when the burden of educational debt may tempt law students to pursue other paths. Gary Tell created this foundation to recognize and applaud the students who nonetheless make this choice.
Gary envisioned that this scholarship would encourage and support public service.
Each summer, the foundation provides two $7500 stipends to law students or clerks who have chosen to spend their summer working on ERISA litigation matters for DOL in Washington D.C. Gary S. Tell ERISA Litigation Scholars must have a strong academic record, an interest in public service, and, of course, an interest in pursuing ERISA litigation as their career.
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