Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll Book Fund
Established in 1988, this fund supports the purchase of library materials falling within the area of environmental law.
This fund was established in 1988 through gifts from partners and associates in Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll as the firm’s contribution to the Law School Development Program. Pledges totalling $125,000 were made at that time and fulfilled by 1979. Income from this fund is to be used to supplement the Biddle Law Library’s collection in the field of environmental law.
Of all branches of law, environmental law has the greatest impact on how people live and work. An endowed law book collection in this field would include the following kinds of publications:
- Energy development.
- Law of the sea and its resources, including fishing rights.
- Urban and rural problems, including land use (zoning and housing), transportation, population, growth, health and safety, sanitation, noise control, agriculture (pesticides), food and food additives, and mining.
- Air and water protection and pollution, including industrial and residential design and waste, automobile, marine and airplane design and emissions.