Kerry Weill Tripp, J.D.
Principal Lecturer, Family Science
FMSC Director of Undergraduate Program
Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health | Room: 1142Q School of Public Health
Phone: 301.405.0351 |
Office Hours: 

By appointment and as listed in Course Syllabus.

CV / Resume
File KWT CV UMD 1-8.docx

Kerry Tripp is a graduate of the Notre Dame Law School and practiced law in San Francisco and Baltimore.  She teaches graduate and undergraduate family law classes, including a comparative law family law class in Havana, Cuba and a comparative law and policy class on ethical issues in Assisted Reproduction Technologies with a class and colleague at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in Brazil. 

Education and Training

J.D., Notre Dame Law School


FMSC 487 - Legal Aspects of Family Problems

FMSC 486, “Law, Public Health and the Cuban Family”

FMSC 186, “Law and Ethics in Assisted Reproduction Technology” 

FMSC 286, “Law and Policy of Assisted Reproduction in the U.S. and Brazil”, 

FMSC 498M, “Mediation and Negotiation” &

FMSC 647, “Theory and Techniques of Family Mediation” 

FMSC 760 - Legal Issues and Families


Honors and Awards

Family Law for Non-Lawyers, 2nd edition--Rated #1 in the 4 Best Family Law Books for Beginners & #10 of the 31 Best Family Law Books of All Time by BookAuthority 2020.

Faculty Service Award for UMD's  President's Commission on Disability Issues  2019

UMD Global Classrooms Initiative Grant and Fellowship, $12,000. 2019.

Office of Undergraduate Education,UMD Fellow, Academic Integrity, $3,000. 2016-7

TLTC, Elevate Fellow, Course Redesign and Instructional Best Practices $3,000. 2018.

             TLTC, Learning Community Scholar, Online Course Development 2019

Family Law for Non-Lawyers,  Cognella Academic Publishers
Rated #1 in the 4 Best Family Law Books for Beginners
#10 of the 31 Best Family Law Books of all Time--by BookAuthority