MALIBU, Calif. — Florida attorney Gerald Duty will lead a
discussion on U.S. immigration policies as part of the Davenport
Discussions on March 22 at Pepperdine University in Malibu,
According to a report on the school's website,
the Davenport Discussions is
a regular roundtable series hosted by the Pepperdine School of Public
Duty’s presentation, “U.S. Immigration Law and Practice,” is
organized by Ashley Trim, executive director of the Davenport
Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership.
“These interactive sessions give students an opportunity not
only to hear from experts in the field, but to ask questions and make
personal connections in order to understand the full scope of what
constitutes 21st-century public policy,” she recently
told the Florida Record,
“The Davenport Institute hosts these intimate conversations with
practitioners, journalists, innovators, researchers, and other
thought leaders who speak to students on a wide range of issues from
state and local finance to the use of technology in government, to
environmental issues and much more,” Trim said.
According to the website report,
Duty’s presentation will help define and prioritize what makes an
American and will discuss important and politically relevant topics
including the viability of mass deportations and whether a border
wall is cost-effective to enforce immigration law. The seminar will
also cover how immigration affects American workers, whether
temporary visas can be enforced, and the use of certain terminology
in the current political environment.
from the University of Miami with degrees in law, international
studies and political science. He has an extensive background in
international law, having practiced law in Miami for almost 20 years
with an emphasis on international business transactions and
regulatory matters, especially focusing on negotiation and
structuring of cross-border business transactions, covering a variety
of contractual matters including joint ventures, mergers and
acquisitions, and foreign investments.
cases in a wide range of industries such as banking,
international trade, technology, media, and entertainment. He
regularly represents both businesses and individuals in legal matters
involving immigration issues and applications at his practice, Duty,
PL in Miami.
“The dean of the school, Pete Peterson, recommended Gerald as a
potential speaker on an issue that is obviously very central to both
national and local conversations today,” Trim said.
“U.S. Immigration Law and Practice” will take place at 3 p.m.
EST March 22.