Grafton resident earns law degree

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Matthew Chouinard (Photo/submitted)
Matthew Chouinard (Photo/submitted)

Grafton – Matthew Chouinard of North Grafton recently graduated from Creighton University School of Law with a juris doctor degree and a master of science degree in government organization and leadership. Chouinard was one of 128 law school graduates and one of only 25 that received a dual degree May 14. Creighton University School of Law, located in Omaha, Neb. is a Jesuit institution educating aspiring attorneys in the theory, practice and ethics of lawyering.

During his schooling, Chouinard spent six months as a policy and legislative research intern in the Washington, D.C., office of Mass. Governor Charlie Baker. As an intern, he was able to gain first-hand experience at the local, state and federal levels. He had the unique experience of interacting with legislation and members from both chambers of Congress. He conducted research and analyzed policy, including relevant policies on education, healthcare and the military. Chouinard also worked as an intern at Legal Aid of Nebraska, offering services to lower socioeconomic residents of Omaha.

Chouinard is the son of Don and Debbie Chouinard of North Grafton. He is now pursuing his legal career in Massachusetts.