Michael Ross is a brilliant college dropout who made some bad decisions with an eidetic memory that has allowed him to pass the bar exam without attending law school. 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. Harvey Specter, one of Manhattan's best lawyers, takes a gamble and hires Mike as his new associate. Because of the firm's policy of hiring only Harvard Law graduates, Harvey and Mike are forced to pretend that Mike has gone to Harvard. Unlike the veteran Specter, Ross empathizes with his clients. In order to serve justice and save their jobs, both these unconventional thinkers must continue the charade.