- Associated Press - Friday, May 23, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has told Boston College Law School graduates to use what they have learned to “leave the world a better place than you found it.”

The first-term Democrat gave the commencement speech Friday at his alma mater. Degrees were presented to 275 law graduates. Fourteen others received advanced degrees.

Malloy told the graduates they have what they need to get through “whatever life throws at you.”

Malloy graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston College in 1977, and from its law school in 1980. Malloy met his wife Cathy while both were students there.

Malloy, who’s seeking a second term, has made several appearances at commencements in Connecticut.

He spoke at Southern Connecticut State University’s graduate commencement ceremony, at Western Connecticut State University and the University of Bridgeport.