Professor Dato’ Dr Sothi Rachagan holds a B.A. (Malaya), Post-Grad Dip Arts (Otago), M.A (Otago), LL M (Bristol) and PhD (London). He is a Barrister-at-Law (Lincolns Inn) and Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He was an academic at University Malaya from 1972 to 2000, first at the Faculty of Arts and Social Science and then at the Faculty of Law where he served as Professor and Dean. He was appointed Vice-Chancellor of Nilai University in May 2015 and this is his second stint at Nilai U, having first served as Vice President (Academic Affairs) from 2005–2013.