Brian Focarino

Brian Focarino
  • Class of 2011
  • Hometown: Fairfax Station, VA
  • Major(s): Linguistics & Government
  • Archived Blogger

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.  

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: