Prof. Ken Port along with Lucas Hjelle and Molly Rose Littman have an interesting new draft article titled: Patent Jobs and the Myth of the Employment Hypothesis. Although it is not as easy as it used to be, the article explains that:
[F]or one easily identifiable group, the legal job market is strong and growing: job prospects for Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, and Computer Engineers (hereinafter, “MECC Engineers”) are quite positive. However, despite these positive job prospects, the number of MECC Engineers coming to law school is at near-record lows. The decrease in the number of MECC Engineers enrolled in law schools far exceeds the decrease in non-patent-bar-eligible law students.
The article argues that “this fact will have a deleterious effect on the United States economy.”