Northwestern Law Celebrates Diversity with Global Village

February 14, 2012

More than 500 people filled the Law School Atrium on Friday, February 10, to celebrate Northwestern Law’s diverse cultural community at the 7th annual Global Village event.

As one of the largest and most popular community events held at the Law School, Global Village brought together students, staff, and faculty — and their families — as well as representatives from six consulates to enjoy a night of food, drink, entertainment, and music from around the world.

“This event is such a hit because it really brings the whole world into the atrium at the Law School,” said Adi Altshuler, director of International Programs. “It also gives our LLM students the opportunity to show pride  in their heritage. Since they can’t take the Law School community to their respective countries, Global Village is a great way to share their country and its food and traditions with the school.”

This year’s celebration featured prepared food from more than 20 countries and some of the activities included trivia, calligraphy lessons, tea tasting, Loteria, Henna body tattoos, and Tai Chi.

“Many students have told me that Global Village is their favorite event of the year because it brings everyone together and serves as a unique opportunity for students across the JD and LLM programs to work together. There is a lot of effort that goes into this event and the students work hard to make it as authentic as possible,” added Altshuler.

Global Village is one of many examples of Northwestern Law’s continued commitment to the vast population of international students at the Law School.  The event is a collaborative effort between LLM and JD students, the International Programs Office, the Student Bar Association International Committee, Diversity Coalition, and a number of the Law School’s student groups.