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 has taught courses in Property, Trusts and Estates, Health Law, Elder Law, and Latinx and the 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, where he was a Truman Scholar.
Prior to joining the Minnesota faculty, Professor Boni-Saenz was a Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Scholarship & Faculty Development, and Norman & Edna Freehling Scholar at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he received the Excellence in Teaching Award. Before that, he served as a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer at University of Chicago Law School. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis and University of Iowa Law School.
Before entering legal academia, Professor Boni-Saenz 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. In this role, he created a medical-legal partnership for low-income seniors with Erie Family Health Center, which would later become the Health Justice Project at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.