Donald began his undergraduate studies at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, in 1986. In 1990, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland at College Park, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and an emphasis in sociology and psychology.
Donald studied law at Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Through the student exchange program he attended the University of Minnesota Law School (Minneapolis, Minnesota) and the University of Oslo School of Law (Oslo, Norway). Donald received his Juris Doctorate degree from Hamline School of Law in 1995.
- Minnesota, 1996