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Alexander Boni-Saenz

Assistant Professor of Law

Professor Boni-Saenz earned a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was a Notes Editor on the Harvard Law Review. He also holds a M.Sc. with distinction in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and an A.B. magna cum laude with highest honors in Psychology and Government from Harvard College.

Prior to joining the IIT Chicago-Kent faculty, Professor Boni-Saenz was a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer at University of Chicago Law School. He practiced law as a Skadden Fellow at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, where he created a medical-legal partnership for low-income seniors. He also clerked for Judge Diane P. Wood of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Professor Boni-Saenz's scholarship focuses on legal issues in aging as well as doctrinal and institutional questions in the law of trusts and estates.  His scholarly work is interdisciplinary in nature and touches on several areas, including disability law, family law, health law, and law and sexuality. He has taught courses in Elder Law, Health Law, Property, and Trusts and Estates.

Selected Publications

Sexual Advance Directives, 68 Alabama Law Review 1 (2016).

Sham and Remedial Doctrines, 22 Trusts and Trustees 850 (2016).

Sexuality and Incapacity, 76 Ohio State Law Journal 1201 (2015).

Baselines in Trust Term Extension, 67 Florida Law Review Forum 30 (2015).

Personal Delegations, 78 Brooklyn Law Review 1231 (2013).

Public-Private Partnerships and Insurance Regulation, 121 Harvard Law Review 1367 (2008).

The Business of Employing People with Disabilities: Four Case Studies, 3 Organizational Ethics: Healthcare, Business, and Policy 3 (2006) (with A. Heinemann et al.).

The Price of Palliative Care: Toward a Complete Accounting of Costs and Benefits, 21 Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 147 (2005) (with D. Dranove et al.).

>> For more, visit Professor Boni-Saenz's SSRN author page.