Alexander A. Boni-Saenz


Professor Boni-Saenz’s scholarship focuses on age as a socio-legal category, legal issues in aging, and theoretical and doctrinal 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 joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota Law School in 2023. He previously taught at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was a Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Scholarship and Faculty Development, and at the University of Chicago, where he was a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer in Law. He clerked for Judge Diane P. Wood of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He also practiced law as a Skadden Fellow at Legal Aid Chicago, where he created a medical-legal partnership for low-income seniors with Erie Family Health Center. 

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, where he was a Truman Scholar.