Darrin Halcomb

Darrin Halcomb, Honors Scholar, Class of 2006

Chicago-Kent Honors Scholar

Class of 2006

Mr. Halcomb attended as an evening student while working in the economic research and public affairs departments at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He earned his B.A. in economics from Northwestern University in 1993 and his M.A. in economics from Indiana University in 1999. In addition to his experience at the Chicago Fed, Mr. Halcomb has also taught economics at IU and Elmhurst College as an adjunct professor.

During his time at Chicago-Kent, Mr. Halcomb was a member of the Chicago-Kent Law Review and participated in the Evening Law Student Society. He earned CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Contracts, Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Capital Markets, International Business Transactions and Banking Law. Mr. Halcomb graduated with high honors from Chicago-Kent in 2007 and was selected for membership in the Order of the Coif.

Mr. Halcomb spent the summer prior to his last year of law school as a summer associate at the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and he joined the firm full-time after graduation. He is currently a counsel in the Banking practice group at Skadden, representing borrowers, lenders, issuers and underwriters in connection with various types of complex financing transactions. Mr. Halcomb also represents pro bono clients in connection with due process hearings and other matters relating to special education services for children with disabilities.


2006 Honors Scholars Seminar Paper

Help Yourself: Why Courts Should Not Allow Defamation Plaintiffs to Discover the Identity of Anonymous Internet Defendants Without a Showing that Self-Help Would Be Ineffective