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Malloy to teach at Boston College Law School when he leaves office

October 3, 2018

First, there was General Electric’s departure for Boston. Then, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, formerly of New Haven, decamped there.

Now, Boston will be the workplace of Connecticut’s governor — when he leaves office, that is.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has accepted a position as a visting professor at Boston College’s Law School for the spring 2019 semester.

Malloy earned his undergraduate degree and juris doctorate from Boston College. He graduated from the Law School in 1980.

“As an incoming undergraduate student with a serious learning disability, BC took a chance on me at the time,” said Malloy in a statement. “Now, I have the honor to give back at an institution and community that have given me so much.”

Malloy and his wife Cathy purchased a 4-bedroom colonial in Essex, Conn. this summer. That home will be their permanent residence despite Malloy’s new Boston post, Kelly Donnelly, a spokesman for the governor, said.

As the Law School’s Rappaport Visting Professor, Malloy will offer a seminar and participate in lectures and panel discussions for one semester.

“This endowed visiting professorship has enabled us to bring the real world into our classrooms in the form of thoughtful government leaders like Governor Malloy, who offer strategic perspectives and an appreciation for the hands-on work required to produce effective policies,” said Vincent Rougeau, dean of the Boston College Law School, in a statement.

Malloy, who took office as governor in 2011, is unsure what his full-time occupation will be when his administration ends in January, Donnelly said. He was mayor of Stamford, where he grew up, from 1995 to 2005.

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