In A Legal Mind, one of Manhattan's top corporate lawyers (Gabriel Macht) sets out to recruit a new hotshot associate and hires the only guy that impresses him - a brilliant but unmotivated college dropout (Patrick J. Adams). Though he isn't actually a lawyer, this legal prodigy has the book smarts of a Harvard law grad and the street smarts of a hustler. However, in order to serve justice and save their jobs, both these unconventional thinkers must continue the charade. (Source:
When Harvey's promotion requires him to recruit and hire a graduate of Harvard Law, he chooses Mike Ross. Only Ross doesn't actually have a law degree. Bound by their secret, the two are forced to rely on Ross's book smarts to keep up the charade.