Warren A. Perrin is the author of six books dealing with French culture, including Acadian Redemption (2004), the first biography of an Acadian exile and which reveals how he obtained a successful resolution of his “Petition for an Apology for the Acadian Deportation” from the Queen of England, resulting in the Queen’s Royal Proclamation, signed on December 9, 2003. The book was translated into French as Une Saga Acadienne (2005).
In 1999, French President Jacques Chirac bestowed upon Perrin the French National Order of Merit. He received an honorary Doctor of Laws at Université Sainte-Anne in Nova Scotia, Canada. In 2007, Perrin was inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame and in 2012 he was named chairman of the Francophone Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association. In 2014, he was named an adjunct professor at the Loyola University of New Orleans College of Law.
|Instructor||Warren Perrin, J.D.|
|Location||LaJeunesse Room, Student Union|
|Time||3:00 PM - 4:00 PM|
|Price||$65 for the SAGE Series|
Warren A. Perrin, lawyer and author, was born near Erath and lives in Layette, Louisiana. He holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Louisiana State University School of Law and is an attorney with the firm of Perrin, Landry, deLaunay, Dartez, and Ouellet. From 1994 to 2010, he was president of the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) and an adjunct professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
He was a member of the board of directors of the Congrès mondial acadien-Louisiane 1999, president of the Lt. Governor’s Task Force of FrancoFête 1999, and the founder of the Acadian Museum of Erath, Louisiana. Perrin represented Louisiana and the U.S. at the World Francophone Summits in Hanoi, Vietnam; Moncton, New Brunswick; Bucharest, Romania; Quebec City, Canada; and Montreux, Switzerland.