Lolita Buckner Inniss the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and is an inaugural Robert G. Storey Distinguished Faculty Fellow at SMU Dedman School of Law. She comes to SMU from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, where she held the Joseph C. Hostetler-Baker and Hostetler Chair in Law. She has also held the Hamilton College Elihu Root Peace Fund Visiting Professorship in Women's Studies, a distinguished visiting chair. She also was a fellow of the New York University-Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Memory Project in Paris, France. In addition, she is also a pro bono attorney with the American Bar Association/United Nations Development Program.
Dr. Inniss received her undergraduate degree from Princeton and her J.D. from University of California, Los Angeles. She also holds an LL.M. with Distinction and a Ph.D. in Law from Osgoode Hall, York University in Canada. Her research addresses geographic, historic and visual norms of law, especially in the context of comparative constitutionalism, gender and race.