Former Lt. Cmdr. Charles Swift, counsel to an enemy combatant whose legal case made U.S. Supreme Court history, has been named acting director of the newly established International Humanitarian Law Clinic at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta.

Swift, who represents Salim Hamdan in his ongoing legal fight against his enemy combatant designation, also will teach international humanitarian law, criminal law, evidence and military law, as a visiting associate professor at the law school this fall.