Buckner-Inniss has a Ph.D and a LLM with Distinction from Osgoode Hall, York University, a J. D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an A.B. from Princeton University.
Inniss teaches property law, criminal law, and courses at the intersection of gender, race and law. She has published in the law reviews of Harvard, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Texas and the University of Pennsylvania, among others.
Her current major research project is a book in progress titled The Princeton Fugitive Slave Case. Inniss served as a New York University-Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique fellow in France for spring 2012, where she researched memory and memorialization in the context of slavery. She blogs at Ain't I a Feminist Legal Scholar Too?