As you may know, the Supreme Court begins hearing cases each year on the First Monday in October. Each year, the Law School asks a faculty member to deliver a "First Monday" lecture in several cities in honor of the opening of the Supreme Court term. These lectures vary wildly in topic and scope, depending on what the speaker thinks the upcoming term will hold. Needless to say, the Supreme Court has been the subject of much discussion since the 2005 First Monday lecture, so Professor Adam Samaha's talk called "Meet the New Boss" was both well-attended and well-received. Professor Samaha is an engaging speaker, and the alumni who attended the talk got to hear not only about what Professor Samaha thinks of certain cases that the Court will hear this term, but also how the new swing vote on the Court may not come from the Justice many people expect. This talk is very accessible, even to people who have not yet taken any classes in law, so I encourage you to listen and enjoy. Professor Samaha often teaches first year students, by the way. You can listen to the podcast of the talk here, and other podcasts from the Law School here.