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Alexander A. Boni-Saenz

Assistant Professor of Law

Professor Boni-Saenz's scholarship focuses on legal issues in aging as well as doctrinal and institutional questions in inheritance law.  His scholarly work is interdisciplinary in nature and draws on insights from several areas, including medicine, philosophy, and social policy.  He has taught courses in Property, Trusts and Estates, Elder Law, and Health 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 and an Editor on the Harvard Latino 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 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 LAF, where he created a medical-legal partnership with Erie Family Health Center, which would eventually become the Health Justice Project.  He also clerked for Chief Judge Diane P. Wood of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Selected Publications


Distributive Justice and Donative Intent, 65 UCLA Law Review __ (2018).

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

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

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


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

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

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).

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

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