Dan Malloy '77, Law'80: A Governor's Trained Eye in Guiding Public Policy
Dannel P. Malloy was Governor of Connecticut for two terms, just completing his tenure on January 9, 2019. Malloy was an engaged and progressive governor, focusing on criminal justice reform, including repealing the death penalty, improving transportation, committing more than half a billion dollars towards affordable and supportive housing initiatives, protecting the environment, creating jobs, strengthening public education, stabilizing the state’s finances, and following the tragedies at Sandy Hook Elementary School, enacting what some have called “the most comprehensive gun violence prevention legislation in the country.”
In 2016, the Governor received a prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award for defending U.S. resettlements of Syrian refugees after the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris and personally welcoming a Syrian refugee family to New Haven after they had been turned away by another state.
As a child, Malloy struggled to overcome significant learning and physical disabilities, eventually becoming a proud double eagle, having graduated from BC in 1977, magna cum laude, with a double major in political science and sociology, and receiving his JD from BC Law in 1980. After law school, he worked as a prosecutor in the Brooklyn DA’s Office, spent nine years at a law firm, served on the Stamford Board of Finance, and subsequently launched his political career by running for Mayor of Stamford, his home town, where he served for 14 years.
Currently, Malloy is the Rappaport Distinguished Visiting Professor at Boston College Law School’s Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy.
Presented with The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy.
Monday, February 25 at 6:00pm
Devlin Hall, 101