Brian Focarino

Brian Focarino
  • Hometown: Fairfax Station, VA
  • Major(s): Linguistics & Government

About Brian Focarino

Hi – I’m Brian.

William & Mary & Me, us three go way back. At least to my wide-eyed days in 2007. I graduated from William & Mary in 2011 with my Bachelor’s in Linguistics and Government. My older posts will give you a taste of what took up most of my time in those days. The Tribe is, and has been, my family for a number of years now.

After graduation, I lived in Edinburgh, Scotland, where I went to graduate school at the University of Edinburgh and got my Master’s in English language and applied linguistics. I worked in the Scottish Parliament while living abroad, and loved getting to be a part of the Scottish Nationalism movement. Few can probably claim kilts were ever a part of their day-to-day routine.

In 2012, I was back at William & Mary for law school because for this next step in my life, I didn’t really have to choose the College.

It’d already chosen me.

Whether it’s from my posts as an underclassman, a nostalgic senior, an alumni an ocean away, or a graduate student, you’ll learn soon enough:

William & Mary is a class of one.

Posts by Brian Focarino

Discovering life at W&M through the Wrencyclopedia

  A Guide to the W&M Experience. wrencyclopedia.wm.edu  

Burning the midnight oil

  Twas the night before finals, and all through the College, The students were praying for last minute knowledge. Most were quite sleepy, but

Reverse Evacuation

William & Mary folks are a strange (but awesome) family in a strange (but awesome) place – and Homecoming brings the annual memory jog

It’s Just(ice) Dinner

I’m sorry. It has been truly, unforgivably long since my last post. And, while I’ll hazard excuses, I said it here first. It’s been

I am William and Mary

Here’s what I’ve thought lately. What if I made the claim: William and Mary isn’t a place. It’s an idea. Sure, there’s our arresting

B.A. ’11, J.D. ’15

Last week I made a big choice. I declined offers and withdrew outstanding applications from each law school across the country that I’d applied

Blair’s Vision

Yesterday a very strange thing happened to me. I was asked to attend a meeting in the University of Edinburgh’s International Office. Edinburgh’s North

A Hat

Here’s a fact that I was reminded of yesterday: If you wear W&M gear, your world becomes smaller. Earlier this year I reported how

Green & Gold & Thankful

After graduation, William and Mary people go on to do a lot of different things in a lot of different places. Here’s a slice: