June 17, 2014 -- UCLA School of Law has received a gift from James D. C. Barrall ’75 and Carole Barrall (UCLA ’75) to establish the Barrall Family Endowed Chair in Tax Law and Policy, in honor of Jim's parents, Raymond C. and Shirley C. Barrall. The chair will be awarded to a distinguished faculty member who concentrates his or her scholarship and teaching in the area of tax law and will enrich the study and teaching of tax law at UCLA School of Law.
Supporting the school’s tax law program and the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy, Jim has also worked with friends and colleagues of Tom Kirschbaum ’77 to permanently endow the Thomas A. Kirschbaum Scholarship in Tax Law, which is awarded annually to students who demonstrate an interest in and an aptitude for studying tax law. The scholarship was created in 2010 to honor Tom’s life and work as a leading expert on tax, compensation and employee benefits.
Jim is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins LLP and global co-chair of the firm’s Benefits and Compensation Practice. He is a nationally recognized expert in executive compensation, corporate governance, securities law and employee benefit matters, and is a frequent author, commentator, contributing editor and lecturer in the field. Jim was honored in 2008 by the law school as the Alumnus of the Year for Professional Achievement.
Jim is an active supporter of the law school. He is the founding chair of the Law Firm Challenge, which has greatly increased UCLA Law’s alumni support since it was founded in 2002. In addition, he is a member of the law school’s Board of Advisors, the Board of the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy and the school’s Centennial Campaign Cabinet. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Inner City Law Center and of the Friends of Jazz at UCLA.