Sotharorth Keo

Academic Qualifications

Master of Law
Transnational Law and Business University, South Korea

Bachelor of Law
Royal University of Law and Economics, Cambodia

Office No.

+60 85 630100 ext. 2734


Room No.

No. 8, Row 1

Employment History

  1. Associate Lecturer
    Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
    Faculty of Business
    Curtin University Malaysia
    Jan 2020 to present
  2. Lecturer
    Department of Law
    International College
    Walailak University, Thailand
    Jun 2018 to December 2019
  3. Policy Analyst
    International Business Chamber of Cambodia, Cambodia
    Aug 2014 to Jan 2018
  4. Lecturer
    Faculty of Law
    Cambodian University for Specialties, Cambodia
    Dec 2012 to Jun 2014

Unit Taught

  1. BLAW1002 – Markets and Legal Frameworks (Semester 1, Semester 2, 2020-2021, 2022)
  2. BLAW2006 – Company Law for Business (Semester 1, 2020)
  3. BLAW2012 – Applied Contract Law (Semester 1, Semester 2, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  4. BLAW2011 – Safety and Environmental Health Law (Semester 1, 2021, 2022)

Research Interests

  1. Human Rights
  2. International Laws
  3. Immigration Law and Refugee Protection
  4. Education and Pedagogy


Academic Journal Articles

Marcin J. Drobnik, & Sotharorth Keo (2020). Counter-terrorism Legal Framework in International Aviation Law. Indiana Law Journal’s Online Supplement, forthcoming.

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

  1. Sotharorth Keo, & Shubham Pathak (2019, November 7). Summary of Associated Legal Framework for Cambodian Migrant Workers. Paper presented at International Conference ISPAD 2019 on Politics, Administration and Development, School of Governance, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) and School of Political Science and Laws, Walailak University [eISBN 978-967-2363-02-6].
  2. Dr. Elizabeta Spiroska, Dr. Ivan Bimbilovski & Mr. Sotharorth Keo. (2020, October 3). Technology Transfer Office – Benefits, and Risks and Bridges for Successful Functioning. Paper presented at Faculty of Law- Kicevo, University “St. Kliment Ohridski” – Bitola, North Macedonia. ISBN 978-608-4670-14-8 (V.1)

Industry Newsletters and Reports
Name of report: Skill Shortages and Skill Gaps in Cambodian Labour Market-Private Sector Demand
Relevance to discipline: Law and Policy
Frequency of publication/dissemination: September 2015
Method of publication/ dissemination: Internal publication by International Business Chamber of Cambodia to the private sector and its members

Teaching Awards
Name of award: Outstanding Teaching Award
Awarding organisation: Walailak University, Thailand
Date: October 2019

Professional Certificate/Membership

– Membership Type: Fellow (FHEA)

  • Institution: Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom
  • Membership Date: February 9, 2021

– Membership Type: Fellow (FSASS)

  • Institution: Scholars Academic and Scientific Society, India
  • Membership Date: June 9, 2021

Leadership and Services

1. Marketing and Website Committee Member, Faculty of Business, Curtin University Malaysia

August 2021 – Present

2. Copyrights and Patent Representative, Faculty of Business, Curtin University Malaysia

September 2021 – Present

Research Cluster Membership

  • Innovation in Higher Education Research Cluster
  • Rural Indigenous Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Sustainable Management, Well-being and Innovation


Updated on:  6 Sept 2022