TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona State University's Sports Law and Business Program will feature authors Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian as part of the program's monthly speaker series. The event will take place Nov. 20, 12:15p.m. at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law on the ASU Tempe Campus in Armstrong Hall, Room 116. The Sports Law and Business program operates through ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and the W. P. Carey School of Business.
A distinguished professor of English at Southern Virginia University, Benedict is one of the top nonfiction writers in America. He has written 12 critically acclaimed books, including the New York Times bestseller "The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football," which currently is in development as a television drama. Benedict also is a memoirist, essayist and a special features contributor for Sports Illustrated. His work also has been featured on "Dateline," "60 Minutes," "20/20," and the Discovery Channel.
Keteyian is an 11-time Emmy Award winner, currently taking on roles as the lead correspondent for "60 Minutes Sports" on Showtime. He also is a contributing correspondent for "60 Minutes." He has served as a network correspondent for ABC News in New York, chief investigative correspondent for CBS News and contributing correspondent for HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel." Keteyian has written 10 books, including "The System," co-written by Benedict.
The Sports Law and Business Program at ASU presents a monthly speaker series with experts who discuss issues faced by sports executives and athletes of all levels. As there are few graduate programs in the country that focus on this field, the Sports Law and Business Program serves an integral role in addressing legal, ethical and business concerns.
About the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law is one of the leading public law schools in the country. Currently ranked No. 31 nationally by U.S. News & World Report, the College has moved up further and faster in national rankings than nearly any other law school. The College is the preeminent law school in metropolitan Phoenix, the nation's sixth-largest city. In addition to its renowned faculty, the College is home to several leading centers and programs recognized for excellence, including the Center for Law, Science & Innovation, the Center for Law and Global Affairs and the Indian Legal Program. Its students choose and benefit from numerous opportunities for experiential and practical-skills training as well as an array of theoretical courses. With a writing program that is ranked No. 8 nationally by U.S. News, a wide range of clinical opportunities, a breadth of externship offerings, and a pro bono program that annually contributes more than 100,000 hours of legal and law-related services to the community, the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law is pursuing a path of boundless impact, excellence, engagement and opportunity. For more information, visit law.asu.edu.
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