UC Berkeley is a wonderful school, but I heard that grade deflation is harsh on science and engineering students. I want to obtain a BS, Masters in Chemistry and move onto law school to pursue patent law. With all of the unemployed lawyers / attorneys these days, it's best to graduate from a top 10/15 law school, so I am wondering whether Berkeley's grade deflation in the sciences wil negatively impact me as a pre-law / law school applicant looking into such law schools.
I have a 4.1 UCGPA, Cumulative 3.56/4.1 GPA, 700M 760CR 800W (2260) SAT I, 770 USH, 770 Chem, 790 Bio, 800 MathIIC SAT II's with strong EC's in leadership, piano, etc.
Schools I'm looking into / applying for:
Johns Hopkins (ED)
1) Considering grade deflation/inflation, which would actually be best to attend if I am looking into law school afterward?
2) Should I be looking for a school with a good chemistry department or pre-law advising?
3) Can anyone suggest a school to apply RD too >>when<< Hopkins rejects me that would be good in chemistry and / or pre-law advising?